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Flasher did it because he ‘couldn’t get a girlfriend’

A ‘high risk’ offender who waved his genitals in front of a group of nurses has been spared prison.

A CCTV camera caught Luke Croton exposing himself to a woman at a garage near his home in Flyford Flavell, Worcester, in November last year.

Only weeks before, the 27-year-old had also flashed frontline staff at a medical centre in the West Midlands city.

When police finally caught the pervert, he told officers he committed the sex crimes because he was lonely.

Croton – who has been diagnosed with a personality disorder, autism and learning difficulties – pleaded guilty to both offences.

The manager of a centre for people with learning difficulties told the court staff had become ‘increasingly alarmed’ by his behaviour.

In a statement, he said: ‘Unfortunately, the level of Luke Croton’s sexually disinhibited behaviour and language was becoming more and more graphic and extreme, particularly towards my female staff.

‘I have really grave concerns about his future, both about him as a future victim or as a future predator.’

The pervert appeared before magistrates in Worcester after admitting two charges of outraging public decency on September 8 last year and November 13 last year (Picture: Worcester News/ SWNS)
(Picture: Worcester News/SWNS)
The Worcester Magistrates Court in Castle Street (Pictures: REX/Shutterstock)
(Pictures: REX/Shutterstock)

A West Mercia Police civilian staff member, present at court, also revealed that Croton was now being managed as ‘high risk’.

Shawn Williams, prosecuting, highlighted that the offender knew his actions were not appropriate behaviour.

Commenting on the incident at the GP surgery, Mr Williams said: ‘He did expose his genitals.

‘He did it because he thought they might like it. He couldn’t get a girlfriend and knew it wasn’t appropriate behaviour.’

Croton, of Worcester, admitted two charges of outraging public decency when he appeared at the city’s magistrates’ court on December 10.

Instead of jail time, he was given a six-month community order with a requirement that he completes 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

The court also imposed a five-year sexual harm prevention order which means he cannot have any unsupervised contact with children under 16.

Croton was also ordered to pay costs of £50 and a victim surcharge of £85.

Chris Hilton, defending, said: ‘Two people have to accompany Mr Croton when he leaves his front door.

‘He’s carefully regulated in relation to every aspect of his day-to-day care.

‘He welcomes the possibility that there could be a reduction in his sex drive so that he can then be safe and that he’s not a risk to other people.’

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