A 23-year-old man claimed he was mooning his mother after he pulled down his pants and exposed his buttocks in sight of a nine-year-old girl.
Hayden Smith, of Tobruk Crescent, denied intentionally mooning the child and told the victim’s father, police and magistrate David Day, that his mother was the intended target.
According to police, the child was playing in the front yard of a property in Sir Neville Howse Place with a friend on December 6 and Smith was working on a car that was on a nature strip in the street.
However, about 6.15pm Smith walked around the the car to the side closest to the child and pulled his pants down to expose and wiggle his buttocks.
MAP: The street where the offence took place and where the intended target was ...
The child’s father who was also outside saw it and yelled at Smith who pulled his pants up and said “sorry, my Mum is down there in the park”.
He ran from the area but was arrested by police the following evening when police spoke to him at a house in Raines Place about a separate issue and discovered he was wanted for the offence.
Despite having told police he was exposing himself to his mother, she collected him from the police station.
His mother also told police she was the intended target but said she was in Raines Place at the time and did not see him pull his pants down.
“I didn’t see them at the time,” Smith said when Mr Day questioned about the offence and the presence of the child.
In Orange Local Court Mr Day said the offence put Smith in breach of a bond so ordered a sentencing assessment report that was completed on Monday.
He said there was no point giving Smith an order because he was already on two so he fined him $330 for behaving in an offensive manner in a public place.
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