Friday 20 April 2018

Jail for man who exposed himself

Accused was unsuitable for community service

Swords Court
Swords Court

Nicola Donnelly

A Health Service worker who claimed he had been drinking alcohol when he exposed himself to a postman making a delivery to a Swords caravan park has been sentenced to two months in prison.

Romanian national Daniel Lascovici (28) asked the postman 'Have you a letter for me?' as he stood at the entrance to the caravan park with his trousers open and his penis erect.

He also whistled to the postman as the An Post worker left the scene, Swords District Court heard.

A Probation Report was ordered to assess if the defendant is suitable to undertake 120 hours community service work in lieu of a prison sentence.

However, after the report was handed into court, it deemed him unsuitable. Judge Dermot Dempsey imposed the default order of two months in prison, and the defendant immediately lodged an appeal.

Sergeant Bob Kavanagh said at 10am while the postman was delivering post to the area, Lascovici exposed his penis to the postman at the entrance to the caravan park.

Later, the postman observed Lascovici standing at the gate of the caravan park with his trousers open, again exposing his penis.

The postman left the scene and reported the incident to gardai.

Lascovici admitted the offence to gardai and co-operated fully, the court heard.

Lascovici, of Seaview Bungalow, Seatown West in Swords pleaded guilty to being intoxicated in a public place on February 10 last year at the Rathbeale Road in Swords.

Defence solicitor Morgan Redmond said the 28-year-old, who is a qualified care assistant and nurse in Romania, is due to qualify in a similar field here.

'He is extremely embarrassed,' said Mr Redmond. 'He said on the day he had consumed alcohol and isn't used to drinking. The consequence of this resulted in his situation on the day. He accepts culpability and understands the affects on all concerned.'

As the incident happened at 10am Judge Dermot Dempsey said he believes 'there was more than drink involved.'

Mr Redmond said the defendant has offered an apology to the postman but was told by gardai it would not be required and he was warned not to approach the postman. 'It was completely out of character,' said Mr Redmond.

Judge Dempsey remarked: 'A health service worker carrying on like this? How can I not consider leaving him without a conviction?'

Fingal Independent