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Spalding man sent to prison for 24 weeks after admitting exposing himself





A Spalding man who was seen standing naked in the street was sentenced to 24 weeks imprisonment after he admitted exposing himself on four occasions.

Marcus Cook, 55, pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals in London Road, Spalding on November 13 and November 17.

Cook, who lives on the road, also admitted two further charges of exposing his genitals in the same location on December 11 and December 12, 2023.

Lincoln Crown Court
Lincoln Crown Court

Sentence on Cook had been adjourned after a Judge observed his sexual offending was under-pinned by his mental health and a change in his medication.

But Judge Catarina Sjolin Knight told Cook his offending was too serious to avoid a sentence of imprisonment.

Lincoln Crown Court heard the first incident occurred on November 13 when a woman who was walking along London Road saw Cook standing completely naked on a public footpath outside his home.

When Cook noticed the woman he hid behind a fence but his top half was still visible, the court was told.

On November 17 the same women tried to take a photograph of Cook after he again came to the front door completely naked and appeared to pose for a picture.

The victim said she was shocked as there was a school nearby.

Cook was bailed by police but repeated his behaviour on December 11 and December 12.

On the first occasion another woman saw Cook stood by his front door completely naked and warned some nearby school children.

The next day four school girls were passing on the opposite side of the street when Cook was again stood fully naked on his front doorstep.

In his police interview Cook admitted the offences but said voices told him to do it.

The court heard a psychiatric report on Cook had highlighted his medical history and difficult childhood.

Tom Heath, mitigating for Cook, also asked for a further psychiatric report to assess an improvement in the medication he has been prescribed.

Mr Heath said although Mr Cook’s behaviour had been “entrenched” the change in his medication had stopped him from hearing voices.

“Mr Cook acknowledges he is in a difficult position and is expecting custody,” Mr Heath added.

The court heard Cook had spent several months on remand in custody and was likely to be released after already serving his 24 week sentence.

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for seven years.



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