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Trucker jailed after exposing himself
8:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
A SERIAL flasher has been warned he could lose his truck if he is caught again.
On Friday a courtroom at Chelmsford Crown Court heard how Richard Davis was seen sitting in his vehicle in Braintree committing a sex act when he was seen by a woman.
She told the court how she was "disgusted" when she saw Davis parked up in the town centre.
Davis denied it was him but was convicted on charges of exposure and outraging public decency.
Judge Christopher Ball QC told the 65-year old he had been given plenty of chances in the past but had continued to offend.
On this occasion, he had put a womam through the ordeal of giving evidence about what she saw, the judge said.
Davis, from Shimbrook, Great Leighs, was jailed for six months and put on the sex offenders' register for seven years when he appeared in court for sentence.
Judge Ball told him he had considered confiscating the truck Davis was in at the time but had decided not to.
But the judge warned window cleaner Davis this could happen if he offends in the same way again.
"Your card is marked," Judge Ball told Davis.
The trial heard how the woman was in New Street around lunchtime on January 29 this year when she saw Davis sitting in a black pick-up truck exposing himself.
She had seen the truck the previous day and had looked in as it was similar to one owned by a friend and had seen Davis doing the same thing.
"It was like one of those moments when you think 'did I just see that," the woman told the jury.
The next day when it happened again, the woman remonstrated with him and he got out and said to her: "Please don't report me to police, please don't report me to police." The woman told the jury: "I told him he was disgusting."
Davis claimed it was not him and he was not there at the time the woman said he was.
The court heard Davis has previous convictions for similar matters at the Waitrose car park in Billericay, Sainsbury's in Brentwood, twice in Eastern Avenue, Romford, Collier Row and Chelmsford town centre.
His first conviction for exposure was in 1972.
His last was in the car park behind Curry's in Chelmsford on July 27 last year when he was seen by an off duty police community support officer hiding in a bush and playing with himself.
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