A Canberra Magistrate has told a 64-year-old man he is “disgusting” for exposing himself to his neighbours and using a concoction of fake bodily fluids to retaliate when a protection order was taken out against him.
- James Richardson, 64, smeared fake semen on his neighbour’s garage after she took action against him exposing himself
- A Canberra magistrate said his neighbours “should not have to live like this”
- Richardson was fined and placed on a good behaviour order
James Richardson was sentenced in the ACT Magistrates Court today after pleading guilty to two charges of indecent exposure and one of breaching a protection order.
Richardson is accused of appearing nude in a place that could be seen clearly from the street on two separate occasions.
After his neighbour successfully sought a protection order, she began noticing her garage smelt of urine.
She also noted there were clear globs of liquid that she suspected to be semen on the side of her garage.
It was actually Vaseline mixed with oil, which Richardson had smeared on the shed in retaliation for her seeking the protection order.
He told a pre-sentence report author: “She just gets to me.”
Richardson’s lawyer Adrian McKenna told the court his client was a nudist.
He also said Richardson had suffered from alcoholism and had been able to work increasingly less in his job as a plumber because of injuries.
“He’s not a person of good health at all,” he said.
Fine and good behaviour order for public nudity
Magistrate Hunter described Richardson’s behaviour as disgusting and expressed concern for his neighbours.
“Somebody should not have to live like this,” she said.
“He just does what he likes.”
She acknowledged his preference to be naked, but she said once he stepped outside it was a different matter.
“What he does in his own home is his business,” she said.
Magistrate Hunter fined Richardson more than $1,000 and ordered him to complete 100 hours of community service.
He was placed on a good behaviour order for two years.