Mandurah man who exposed himself pleads guilty

A MANDURAH man pleaded guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court today to standing in his front yard wearing nothing but a T-shirt.

Matthew John Grapes admitted that he was outside his Dudley Park home at 5.15pm on March 25 when he performed obscene acts.

The court heard that neighbours took four photos of him wearing nothing but a T-shirt.

They claim they watched him pull the T-shirt up to expose his penis.

When he was interviewed by police he said that he was experiencing extreme arousal at the time.

Counsel for the accused told the court that Grapes has attention deficit disorder.

He blamed the offending on an increased dose of dexamphetamine, up to eight tablets, on the day of offending.

Counsel claimed Grapes could not remember committing the offence but said Grapes told him he had been viewing erotic material on his smartphone in his garage before he went outside without his pants.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards refused to sentence Grapes before he received a presentence and psychological report.

“The fact he viewed erotic material and entered a residential street makes me think there are issues other than the medication,” she said.

Grapes was remanded for sentencing on May 31.