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'Whistling' Longford flasher exposed himself to victims
6:00am Wednesday 18th December 2013 in News
A WHISTLING pervert has admitted to lewdly flashing a 16-year-old female as she walked down the street in Longford, a court heard.
Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how Carl Robert Spero, aged 20, of Densham Avenue, Longford, whistled at victims before exposing himself during two separate incidents.
Spero claims he was urinating and was seen by chance.
The most recent incident happened on November 16 when the defendant was on Sandy Lane West next to a playing field.
As the 16-year-old victim walked passed Spero standing next to gates he flashed her, and performed a sex act on himself, the court heard.
Alison Warburton, prosecuting, said: “His hands were down by his crotch area.
“He was looking at her.
“The defendant then followed her.
“She told him to stop.
“She told him to go away or she’d call the police.
“The defendant tried to attract her by whistling at her.
“He had his trousers pulled down to the top of his thighs.”
The teenager sent a text message to her mum asking her to call, the court heard.
When she rang, Spero ran off.
The defendant was arrested that evening, denied flashing the girl, and said he was urinating against a wall.
Following that arrest, police were contacted by a second victim who felt ‘too embarrassed’ to report Spero exposing himself her two months earlier.
On September 3, the 49-year-old woman was walking on Sandy Lane West towards Gough Avenue and saw Spero flashing her and performing a sex act on himself.
She followed him, later taking a photo on her phone which was used by police.
When arrested Spero said during the incident in November he had gone to a chip shop, needed to urinate against a wall, and was finishing when witnessed by the teenager.
He admitted to hearing people shout, but claimed he did not realise they were talking to him.
Spero also denied the first offence, until shown the photo, then claimed not to know why he did it.
The defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of exposure intending that someone would see and cause alarm or distress.
Magistrates did not accept the basis of plea, with Spero claiming the exposures were not intentional.
The next hearing takes place at Halton Magistrates Court on February 7 to decide on what basis he will be sentenced.