A MAN has been placed on the sex offenders register and banned from entering a park in Poole after offences of indecent exposure and assault on Christmas Eve.

Mark Mills, aged 50, has been made the subject of a sexual prevention order which set stipulations on what he can wear in public.

Mills, of Bournemouth Road, Poole, assaulted a man by beating him and intentional exposed himself intending that someone would see and they would be caused alarm or distress at Alexandra Park on December 24 last year.

The defendant appeared before Poole Magistrates’ Court on July 14, having pleaded guilty to the two offences at a hearing in May.

Magistrates issued a two-year community order which included an exclusion requirement not to enter Alexandra Park. The offender must also take part in up to 40 days of rehabilitation activity.

He was placed on the sex offenders register for five years and must comply with a sexual harm prevention order for the same period of time.

The prohibitions of the order are as follows:

  • Prohibited from being in possession of an open container of alcohol in a public park within Dorset.
  • Prohibited from being in a public place within Dorset wearing attire that can be considered as solely underwear, whether he covers this with a jacket or over garment.
  • Being in a public place unless you wear trousers or shorts, that are no shorter than knee length.
  • Prohibited from unzipping, loosening or removing his trousers, shorts or any other garment covering his genitals in any public place or any private place to which the public have access to except changing rooms or toilets.
  • Prohibited from taking any action that would result in his genitalia being exposed in any public place, or any private place to which the public have access to or may have a direct view of except changing rooms or toilets.

Mills was ordered to pay £50 compensation to the victim of the assault, a £95 surcharge and £85 costs.

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