A WORKMAN repeatedly drove past a 17-year-old girl while exposing himself, a court heard.

Marc Simon Foot, 26, passed his teenage victim in a van as she was walking in Swanage High Street on April 9.

Prosecutor Heather Jackson said the victim described him passing three times, while deliberately exposing himself.

“She described him as looking directly at her as he passed by,” she told Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court.

She said he had later reacted with shock when told the girl’s age by police, as “he had thought she was about 19 or 20”.

Foot, of Britannia Drive, Beggarwood, Basingstoke, pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally exposing himself.

The court heard he worked with his father in a firm specialising in historical restorations, which have included Osborne House and Kensington Palace.

He was described as “completely at a loss” as to why he behaved as he did, and was ashamed of his actions.

The magistrates adjourned the case and Foot was released on bail to return to court on June 9 for sentencing.