Serial flasher behind bars

AN IPSWICH man who exposed himself twice to unsuspecting women has been sentenced to more than five months in jail.

A family with young children and two 17-year-old girls were in Leichhardt Park on November 27 when they noticed a man lying on his stomach. The family left.

The teenagers felt uncomfortable and started to leave, but Timothy Llewellyn Keith Warren jumped a fence and followed them.

As the teens reached their car Warren stood nearby and exposed himself.

The girls hopped in their car, drove away and called police.

Just five days later, Warren struck again, offending a woman walking in One Mile.

A woman was walking along Old Toowoomba Road on December 2 about 11.35am when she noticed Warren standing with his back to her but looking over his shoulder and smiling.

She was about a metre away when Warren turned around and she noticed he was exposing himself over the waistband of his shorts.

Warren pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to committing an indecent act with intent, committing an indecent act in a public place, breaching bail and contravening a direction.

He was sentenced to five months and seven days in jail with 34 days of pre-sentence custody declared time already served.

Warren, 27, will be eligible to apply for parole on May 10 but Magistrate Donna MacCallum said he was highly unlikely to be released before serving his entire term.

The court heard Warren was convicted of wilful exposure in February last year and was fined $200 and he had a previous conviction for indecent treatment in 2007.

Prosecutor Sergeant Paul Caldwell said the community needed to be protected from Warren.

Defence lawyer Matthew Fairclough said his client, who normally lived with his mother at Leichhardt, had been assessed by a psychiatrist who could not diagnose him with any psychiatric condition.

But Mr Fairclough said Warren was voluntarily taking anti-psychotic medication while in jail.

“It might reduce any urges he might have,” he said.



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