Serial Masturbator Who Targeted Queensland Women Avoids Jail Despite Facing 33 Charges
An Australian man has avoided spending time behind bars after being charged with 33 offences.
Benjamin Frederick Moran was accused of walking around Brisbane, Queensland pleasuring himself, sometimes doing it directly in front of passing women.
The 44-year-old admitted to the incidents, which started in 2015 and went all the way to this year.
Sometimes he would be semi-clothed and other times he would just go full starkers. He would sometimes be on the street, hiding in bushes or in his car, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The offending was even once caught on Google Maps Streetview, showing Moran peering over a fence to try and see inside a home.
Magistrate Belinda Merrin said: "On each occasion, you hid behind a tree or some sort of construction.
"You waited, and then as an adult woman approached, who was by herself, you then removed yourself from the coverage and began masturbating.
More Like This
"One of the particularised incidents involved a woman who noted there was a mirror placed in a tree which would seem to allow you to see who was approaching the area in which you had concealed yourself."
During the trial, a psychologist said he mainly got off from women seeing him naked, masturbating or in a state of undress.
They diagnosed Moran with compulsive exhibitionist disorder.
Despite numerous reports to police, he was finally caught in Truro Street in Windsor after a woman notified officers.
She sentenced him to six months behind bars however suspended it for two years, meaning he was able to walk free.
That was in relation to 23 of the charges however he's been placed on probation for the remaining 10.
Featured Image Credit: Queensland Police