A DRUNK man sent a naked picture of himself to a woman on Facebook because he was ‘feeling frisky’, a court heard.
Keith Parkin posed for the snap while lying nude on his bed and sent it to the woman – just hours after telling her he “loved her so much” in another online post.
He was drunk and feeling a little friskyChristopher Brown
Parkin, who suffers from learning difficulties, admitted sending an electronic communication which was indecent, obscene or menacing in nature when he appeared in the dock.
The 29-year-old, who is formerly of Farnham Road, South Shields, but now lives at Harmony House care home in Hebburn, was subject to a suspended sentence order at the time of the offence for making a string of hoax calls to the fire service.
He was spared jail and instead slapped with a community order at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrates were told that the woman – who Parkin knew through a mutual friend – was left “totally shocked” and “disgusted” by the message.
Jeanette Smith, prosecuting, said: “At 1.40am on February 6, the complainant received a Facebook message from Parkin, saying ‘I love you so much’.
“She thought this was strange and out of the blue.
“She has met him before but wouldn’t describe him as a friend.
“At 7.52am, she received a message from him on Facebook. She was totally shocked to see him lying on his bed naked, with his penis on show.
“She said she was absolutely disgusted someone would do something like this.
“She couldn’t believe she had opened her eyes to that message and felt alarmed and distressed and didn’t feel safe in her own home.”
Christopher Brown, defending, said: “He accepts he has done wrong.
“She has blocked him on Facebook and he has deleted her from his account.
“He was drunk and feeling a little frisky.”
Parkin was given a six-month community order, must complete 20 rehabilitation activity days and 40 hours unpaid work and pay a £60 victim surcharge.