Streakers could be deemed sex offenders

TWO cousins who streaked across the Sydney Cricket Ground during a Big Bash game face being treated as sex offenders over the incident.

Carpenters Chad Sharp, 27, and Josh Hudson, 24, faced court on Monday and pleaded guilty to entering the playing field, which carries a $5500 fine.

They were also charged with wilful and obscene exposure after they were arrested at the game between the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder in January.

The incident was witnessed by a number of children in the crowd and on television. Picture: Supplied Source:News Corp Australia
The incident was witnessed by a number of children in the crowd and on television. Picture: Supplied Source:News Corp Australia

A key issue for the magistrate is the fact the incident was witnessed by a number of young boys and girls in the crowd and on television.

"This is a case ultimately over whether streaking on the SCG or anywhere else is by today's contemporary standards obscene," defence barrister Peter Strain told the court.

"Does the court seriously think that a couple of jokers running across the SCG depraved and corrupted people at the ground?"

News Corp Australia


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