Seafront flasher given suspended prison sentence

Posted On 26 Nov 2020 at 1:29 pm

A Brighton man who approached women on Brighton seafront and asked them to film him as he masturbated on Brighton seafront on Monday evening has been given a suspended sentence.

Craig Standing admitted two counts of indecent exposure after he went up to women

The first charge said he committed a public nuisance by “approaching members of the public with your penis exposed and asking them to record a video of your penis and masturbating whilst knowing you were in view of them.”

The second said he caused a public nuisance by: “approaching female members of the public whilst naked, exposed your penis to them and asked them to take photographs of you whilst naked.”

Both incidents took place on Monday, 23 November at about 9.30pm. Standing was also charged with another count of indecent exposure the previous month, in Carden Avenue on 11 September, near his home in Old Farm Road, Brighton.

On 23 November, police officers quickly located Craig Standing and arrested him.

Standing, 30, was subsequently charged with all three offences and appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 25 November, where he pleaded guilty to all the offences.

He was sentenced to prison for 15 weeks, suspended for 24 months.

Detective Inspector Ian Still said: “We would like to assure members of the public that we take reports of this nature extremely seriously and have dealt with this matter swiftly and robustly.

“We understand incidents such as this can be frightening and distressing for victims and we thank them for speedily calling us to report what happened.

“We would urge anyone with information or concerns to report it to us online or by calling 101.”

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    Standing by name, standing by…

  2. Nigel Furness Reply

    And there was I thinking that ‘Greens’ aren’t possessed of humour—well there’s hope for you yet, Christopher.
    Doubt it’ll go down too well with the ladies, though!

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