Five Berkshire residents convicted of insulting morality
OUTRAGE of public decency is doing something obscene, obscene or of a disgusting nature and is punishable by imprisonment or a fine.
The act must take place in a public space and must be in public view, in accordance with the Criminal Law Act 1977.
Five Berkshire residents have been convicted of contempt of public decency in the past six months.
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Here are their names and what they did to end up in court.
A man who was caught masturbating on a train at Reading station has been arrested after a passenger noticed him watching porn.
David Valentine, of Westerleigh Road, South Gloucestershire, was on a train from London to Swansea when he was caught insulting public decency.
The 32-year-old had tried to hide the porn on his phone behind a book but the passenger was able to see it anyway.
They also noticed that Valentine had his hand in his pants and was masturbating.
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The passenger, who said he felt “extremely uncomfortable”, reported the man’s activity to police using a discreet text service.
Valentine was arrested on Reading Quay for insulting good morals.
He received a community order and a sexual harm prevention order on Friday, September 24 after being caught masturbating on Friday, August 27.
The East Berkshire Magistrates Court judge ordered Valentine to attend a sex offender treatment program for 35 days.
Nicholas Glass and MÃ©lanie Urbanski
Glass, 38, and Urbanski, 45, both of Paddock Close, Windsor, were caught having sex at Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground in Dedworth on July 10, 2020.
The couple denied being harassed, but were found guilty after a hearing in Slough Magistrates’ Court on June 18, 2021.
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Glass committed the offense while on a conditional sentence imposed on him for entering a home affected by a closing order.
He was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months.
Urbanski admitted to assaulting a rescuer the same day she was caught having sex in the park.
He was given a community order and told to participate in up to ten days of rehabilitation activities.
A reading man caught indulging in a car on Oxford Road has been spared jail.
William Ambrose, of Basingstoke Road, was caught red-handed in a red Toyota Aygo on July 1, 2021.
He pleaded guilty to an act of contempt of character two days later in Reading Magistrates‘ Court.
The 37-year-old also admitted to possessing cannabis after being caught possessing drugs on the same date he was seen indulging himself.
Returning to the same court last week, Ambrose was given a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 24 months for the first offense.
He was also told to pay Â£ 213 in court costs.
Hopkins, 34, of Wickford Way Earley was jailed after stripping and dancing outside Reading Police Station on June 8, 2021.
A day later, the woman assaulted a rescuer in Wokingham by spitting on him.
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Later that day, the woman admitted to insulting public decency and assault and was jailed for eight weeks following a hearing in Reading Magistrates’ Court.
He was also told to pay a victim fine surcharge of Â£ 128.
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