Baker guilty of flash­ing at girls

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS - Glyn Bel­lis

A BAKER has been con­victed of be­ing the flasher seen by teenage school­girls on two sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions in May.

Sean Ei­fion Wil­liams had de­nied out­rag­ing pub­lic de­cency but was found guilty on Fri­day.

He was bailed un­til Oc­to­ber 26 for a pre-sen­tence re­port, with “all sen­tenc­ing op­tions” avail­able.

The 24-year-old was cleared of ex­pos­ing him­self in Jan­uary af­ter the judge said a girl picked out two pos­si­ble sus­pects, in­clud­ing Wil­liams, from an iden­tity pa­rade. “If the hon­est wit­ness can’t be sure, I have to have re­gard to that,” said district judge Gwyn Jones.

Wil­liams in­sisted that he wasn’t the cul­prit on all three oc­ca­sions.

Bar­ris­ter Han­nah Hor­ton, de­fend­ing, said Wil­liams, of Llan-llechid, near Bethesda, didn’t sug­gest the girls were ly­ing about what they saw, but that it wasn’t him.

But Sheyanne Lee, prose­cut­ing, said Wil­liams had been in the lo­cal­ity in Ban­gor on each of the days as he picked up a friend.

Wil­liams re­jected her claim that on May 9 he had his trousers around his an­kles and was per­form­ing a lewd act. “I wasn’t there,” he said.

He said the 13-year-old vic­tim on May 18 had de­scribed some­one else in bushes with his trousers down.

Judge Jones said that, on May 9, the of­fender in Bel­mont Road wore the same cloth­ing as Wil­liams had on when he en­tered a nearby gym 20 min­utes later.

The vic­tim also iden­ti­fied him at an ID pa­rade.

The judge told the hear­ing in Llan­dudno that Wil­liams’ ex­pla­na­tion for his ve­hi­cle be­ing in the area on the third oc­ca­sion was “less than sat­is­fac­tory”.

He said: “All the cir­cum­stan­tial ev­i­dence, to­gether with the de­fen­dant’s ad­mis­sion that he was uri­nat­ing at that spot at the rel­e­vant time, is such that the court can prop­erly de­ter­mine that he was the man who was naked at that spot.”

De­scrib­ing Wil­liams’ ac­count as “ut­terly un­be­liev­able”, the judge warned him he could be com­mit­ted to Crown Court for sen­tenc­ing.

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