A MAN from Lerwick who exposed himself to two police officers when they attended his home to investigate a noise complaint has had his sentence deferred for social work reports.
Marcin Olejniczak, of Hill Grind, previously admitted intentionally exposing his genitals in a sexual manner to the female officers at his home address on 17 April.
The 42-year-old also pleaded guilty to repeatedly pulling his trousers and underwear down and pulling his buttocks apart while standing at French glazed windows.
Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie told Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday that the police officers attended the property at around 8.10am to investigate a complaint around loud music.
Olejniczak, who was “heavily intoxicated”, let them in the house before carrying out the offence, the court heard.
Defence agent Tommy Allan said alcohol tends to lead his client into “all sorts of trouble”.
He said it was Olejniczak’s position that the offence was an “act of drunken defiance” and something which was not intended to cause any sexual fear.
“He had not anticipated how serious it would have been for him,” Allan said.
The solicitor told court that if Olejniczak – who was appearing from custody – was given a lengthy prison term then his job in the fish industry, and his tenancy, would be under threat.
Olejniczak also admitted struggling with another man at his home the following day.
The court heard the incident happened after the man turned up uninvited to Olejniczak’s home and was made to leave.
Sheriff Ian Cruickshank decided to adjourn the case until 14 October to obtain a criminal justice social work report and a restriction of liberty order assessment.
Olejniczak, who was released on bail, was also made subject to notification requirements under the sexual offences act.
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