A JOGGER has been banned from wearing short shorts after he exposed himself to schoolgirls more than 40 times on his daily runs.
Serial flasher Mark Pittaway today avoided a jail sentence after flaunting his genitals to young girls regularly over a three-year period.
Serial flasher Mark Pittaway revealed his private parts to four young girls regularlyCredit: BNPS
Weymouth Magistrates Court heard how he would pull his shorts to one side to expose himself to adolescents on their way to school in Dorset.
He denied the five counts of exposure but did admit “my shorts are very short” after being arrested on May 4 last year.
He was found guilty of the offences between January 1, 2018 and May 3, 2021.
Brave young victims told the court of the sick acts with one saying she was “disgusted” by his behaviour.
Another said: “I have seen the same man since I was 13. It’s a shock to see an adult man (exposing himself) as he is heading towards you.”
A third who also read out her own statement, said: “I feel this man is a weirdo and made me feel weird. I’m disgusted by what he has done.”
Prosecuting, Elizabeth Valera said Pittaway said Pittwaway was “deliberately targeting vulnerable female victims”.
She said: “The four victims who have given their victim personal statements were very brave.
“The community of Portland deserves to be free of someone behaving in such an inappropriate manner.
“However, we are going to suspend your sentence because we believe there is a reasonable prospect of you being rehabilitated.”
He was handed a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years with 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days.
He was also ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work and a 12-week curfew between the hours of 9pm to 9am.
On top of this he was ordered to pay £620 towards costs, £150 compensation to each of the four victims and a victim surcharge of £154.
Meanwhile a Sexual Harm Prevention Order was made for five years.
It bans him from exercising in a public place unless he is wearing long trousers or shorts which are at least knee length with no front fastening.