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Man jailed after waving genitals at women, baby

A 23-YEAR-OLD man who "waved" his genitals at two women and a baby at a shopping centre has been given a jail term.

Ashley Ronald Evorall pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday to four charges including obstructing and assaulting police, and wilful exposure.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens told the court Evorall had been sniffing fumes from a deodorant can in the car park of Hinkler Central on October 22.

Sgt Stevens said two women - one of which had a four-month-old baby - told police Evorall had been inhaling the chemicals while doing "pelvic thrusts" in their direction.

"Both saw the defendant unbutton and unzip his pants, take hold of his genitalia and start waving it around in a lasso rodeo-type motion," he said.

Sgt Stevens said the women walked away and the defendant left the scene on a bike.

"This would have been a distressful incident for the two ladies," he said.

Sgt Stevens said police later located Evorall near Queen St, where a struggle ensued after he tried to evade officers.

He was later arrested and has remained in custody since the incident.

Barrister Nick Larter said the predicament Evorall found himself in was a "sad situation".

People get sick and tired of hearing criminals whinge about their backgrounds.

Mr Larter said his client had battled substance abuse since his mid-teens, which was largely put down to a "troubled childhood".

"The addiction to self--medicate is the single greatest hurdle he faces," Mr Larter said.

But while Magistrate Deb Vasta took the defence's submissions into account, she said Evorall had to take responsibility for his actions.

"You've had a sad upbringing, but there comes a time when you have to stop blaming everyone else," she said.

"People get sick and tired of hearing criminals whinge about their backgrounds."

Mrs Vasta pointed out that Evorall had been released from jail for 10 days before re-offending.

"What I suppose is pleasing, you have never stooped so low as to break into people's houses to support your drug habit," she said.

Mrs Vasta sentenced the man to 10 months imprisonment, with a parole eligibility release date of February 25.

"It's going to be up to you about which path you decide to travel," she said.

Topics:  bundaberg magistrates court crime



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