Keremeos man on trial for indecent exposure

A Keremeos man told RCMP that it is not fair he gets charged with exposing himself to youths but they didn’t.

  • Aug. 22, 2013 8:00 a.m.

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A Keremeos man told RCMP that it is not fair he gets charged with exposing himself to youths but they didn’t.

Roy Charles O’Donaghey is facing two charges of exposing genitals to a person under 16 and a breach of conditions for incidents that took place in the summer of 2011. In a video statement made to RCMP, O’Donaghey explained how one of the boys he exposed himself to was in his boxershorts underwear often and had been “told many times to put clothes on.”

“If he can expose himself and I can’t there is something wrong there. How come he can get away with it and I can’t?” questioned O’Donaghey to the officer.

Crown counsel Catherine Crockett stated at the outset of the trial that O’Donaghey exposed himself to one of the male youths, neither of which can be identified because of a publication ban, who was helping him move when the man pulled out his penis and put it on the back of the truck tailgate. Crockett said the second incident occurred with a different youth while they were sitting on a couch.

That youth testified on Wednesday that O’Donaghey’s dog was sniffing around the man’s crotch and at first the youth thought it was funny. The boy said he watched O’Donaghey pull the leg of his shorts to the side to let the dog lick his genitals.

O’Donaghey told RCMP the dog stuffed it’s nose into his shorts and was licking boils he had in his genital area to clean them. On cross-examination of the youth, defence counsel suggested that with O’Donaghey pulling his shorts to the side, his hand being in the way and the dog’s nose the youth did not see anything.

O’Donaghey, who informed the RCMP officer he had been sexually abused as a child, admitted in the first incident the boy had been helping him move items out of a truck and found a BB gun. When the youth asked if he could shoot the pellet gun O’Donaghey responded no, “then I said shoot at this and my penis was on the back of the truck.”

The proceedings return to court on Monday to fix a date for continuation and for the judge to make a decision regarding the admissibility of statements made by O’Donaghey to RCMP. Crown counsel has one more witness, the second youth, before they rest their case. Defence for O’Donaghey did not indicate on Wednesday if they would be calling any evidence. A Keremeos man told RCMP that it is not fair he gets charged with exposing himself to youths but they didn’t.

Roy Charles O’Donaghey is facing two charges of exposing genitals to a person under 16 and a breach of conditions for incidents that took place in the summer of 2011. In a video statement made to RCMP, O’Donaghey explained how one of the boys he exposed himself to was in his boxershorts underwear often and had been “told many times to put clothes on.”

“If he can expose himself and I can’t there is something wrong there. How come he can get away with it and I can’t?” questioned O’Donaghey to the officer.

Crown counsel Catherine Crockett stated at the outset of the trial that O’Donaghey exposed himself to one of the male youths, neither of which can be identified because of a publication ban, who was helping him move when the man pulled out his penis and put it on the back of the truck tailgate. Crockett said the second incident occurred with a different youth while they were sitting on a couch.

That youth testified on Wednesday that O’Donaghey’s dog was sniffing around the man’s crotch and at first the youth thought it was funny. The boy said he watched O’Donaghey pull the leg of his shorts to the side to let the dog lick his genitals.

O’Donaghey told RCMP the dog stuffed it’s nose into his shorts and was licking boils he had in his genital area to clean them. On cross-examination of the youth, defence counsel suggested that with O’Donaghey pulling his shorts to the side, his hand being in the way and the dog’s nose the youth did not see anything.

O’Donaghey, who informed the RCMP officer he had been sexually abused as a child, admitted in the first incident the boy had been helping him move items out of a truck and found a BB gun. When the youth asked if he could shoot the pellet gun O’Donaghey responded no, “then I said shoot at this and my penis was on the back of the truck.”

The proceedings return to court on Monday to fix a date for continuation and for the judge to make a decision regarding the admissibility of statements made by O’Donaghey to RCMP. Crown counsel has one more witness, the second youth, before they rest their case. Defence for O’Donaghey did not indicate on Wednesday if they would be calling any evidence.

– Kristy Patton

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