September 2009

Motorist, 19, exposed himself to young sisters

THREE young sisters were “shocked and scared” when a motorist indecently exposed himself to them as they walked back from the beach at Carlyon Bay.

Matthew Kincaid, 19, of Turnavean Road, St Austell, was warned by magistrates that if there was any repeat of his behaviour he would be sent to prison.

Kincaid, who pleaded guilty to indecent exposure, was told to attend a sex offenders’ programme and register as a sex offender for five years when he was sentenced at Bodmin court on September 3.

Chairman of the bench Peter Howard told him: “I can’t emphasise too much that this is an extremely serious matter and if you do anything like this again you will go inside.”

The girls, who were staying in the St Austell area, were on Beach Road when Kincaid drove past, prosecutor Jennifer Moore told the court.

Kincaid, alone in the vehicle, was looking at them.

He then drove past slowly again and was seen to have his trousers down.

The frightened girls ran off down a private road and got lost but were eventually able to contact a family member who came to their aid.

All three described in a video interview that they were shocked and scared by what had happened but the next day they were able to joke about it, said Mrs Moore.

On the basis of a description given by the girls, Kincaid was arrested and made full admissions. He said he had acted on the spur of the moment, intending the girls to see him.

The court was told that Kincaid had no previous convictions but had received a cautioned for making nuisance calls of a sexual nature to a woman.

After considering a pre-sentence report, the magistrates imposed a three-year community order on Kincaid with probation supervision and the Thames Valley sex offenders’ programme.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs.