A man who exposed himself to three schoolgirls and a woman cried in court after inmates battered him in prison, it has been reported.
Sebastian McKay pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent behaviour in Adelaide, Australia back in August 2020.
Before his sentencing, he is being held at Yatala Labour Prison but an application submitted by prosecutors to have him register as a sex offender delayed the hearing.
McKay’s defence lawyer, Justin Wickens, told the court he was having a "hard time" in prison and had been battered by other inmates.
Mr Wickens said his client, who appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court by video-link and was reportedly crying during the hearing, had done a "long amount of time in custody already".
He pleaded with the court that the prosecutor’s application should not delay sentencing as McKay is "anxious" to get "the matter finalised as soon as possible".
Mr Wickens said: "He's in Mount Gambier and that is a protection prison but there is no protection within the protection prison and he is anxious to get the matter finalised as soon as possible."
Magistrate David McLeod sent McKay back to prison nothing his decision was influenced by the need to put the community first but set a new court date for December, The Advertiser claims.
The court had previously heard McKay had asked a woman for directions from his car at 8.20am on July 31 and, during that interaction, the woman saw his penis hanging out of his shorts.
Forty minutes later, he stopped to ask two teenage girls directions, and one girl realised he was stroking his penis, causing them to run away.
On July 3rd, three days after the first incident, Mr McKay got out of his car and asked for directions from another schoolgirl.
The girl said she soon realised the man's trousers were undone and his penis was exposed.
McKay will also be sentenced for making off without payment, which relates to an incident where he drove off from a service station without paying for fuel.