HORSE PERV’S SEX ACT NEAR HOME BARGAINS
‘He felt he was starting to confront his demons’
A PERVERT who is “unable or unwilling” to stop himself wanking over horses did it TWICE in just 24 hours.
Malcolm Downes, 61, has a “long history” of pleasuring himself near horses and was sent to prison in 2016 over his “totally disgusting” behaviour.
Downes, who was then said to be planning a doctor’s visit “to seek libido suppressing drugs”, was arrested on February 18 this year after he was seen in a field in Bransholme, Hull.
A shocked member of the public thought Downes was urinating.
Prosecutor Neil Coxon told Hull Crown Court: “It became clear he was masturbating. This activity went on for three or four minutes. His penis was exposed for 10 minutes.”
Interviewed that day, Downes told officers: “I was sat on a bench. I was feeling sexy so I started to...”
Mr Coxon said: “Asked if he realised it was an offence he said ‘Yes’. Downes said he knew what he was doing was ‘wrong’ and said he ‘didn’t do it to draw attention to himself’.”
Downes was charged and released on bail, but within 24 hours was seen by an off-duty female police officer doing the same thing in the same area.
The officer was driving towards a Home Bargains store when “her attention was drawn to this defendant at the end of an emergency access road”.
He “had his penis in his hand and was masturbating”.
It was not safe for the officer to stop so she sounded her horn to signal “he should desist”.
Downes was arrested, taken into custody and was “again candid and straightforward” in his interview.
Mr Coxon said: “He did confirm he thought he had a problem. Asked why he did this, and particularly in public, he said he got a thrill – even though he knew it was wrong.
“He accepted if children had been in the area and seen what he was doing that would have frightened them.
“He accepted he had a problem and required help.”
Downes, of Spring Bank, west Hull, admitted outraging public decency and asked for a similar offence to be taken into consideration.
Stephen Robinson, for Downes, said: “The defendant is very disappointed to be back before the courts again. He said he felt he was starting to conquer his demons. He believes this was some sort of lapse.”
Jailing Downes for eight months, Judge David Tremberg told him: “You appear either unable or unwilling to stop yourself.”
REPEAT OFFENDER: Downes
He’s saddled with a spell inside now