Kettering pervert exposed himself in McDonald’s drive-thru
A convicted Kettering sex offender used a McDonald’s drive-thru with his penis sticking out.
Martin Roberts, 39, of Crispin Street, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court today (February 15) charged with one count of exposure.
At 6.30am on October 2 last year, he was captured on CCTV at the McDonald’s drive-thru point in Kettering.
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Ms Yemi Ali, prosecuting, said: “This is a breakfast order, for a one-man driver. The defendant then proceeds to the collection window which is occupied by the victim.
“She observes that the male pushes not to wear inferior clothing and manipulates his penis.
“The victim does not react or verbally challenge this, but passes the food and drink order to the accused.
“She said the experience made her very embarrassed and a bit angry.
“She wasn’t going to report it because it was kind of embarrassing to tell her boss.
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“She’s only 18 and it was nothing nice to see in the morning and not something she wants to see at work or anywhere else.
“She doesn’t understand why the defendant would do that.”
Roberts is registered as a sex offender after being convicted in 2017 of four similar charges.
He masturbated in front of two 15-year-old girls and two other girls, which earned him 20 months in prison.
Ms Ali added: “The accused was questioned and denied the act of exposing his genitals but admitted his presence at the scene.
“He confirms his identification from CCTV. There is no evidence that he was masturbating, but he was definitely touching his genitals.
“It was 6:15 a.m., very early in the morning. A lot of people go to McDonald’s very early in the morning to buy breakfast.
“It’s also a very important factor in terms of timing.”
Andy Gibson, defending, argued that someone working at McDonald’s should not increase the sentence or the level of guilt.
He said: “An 18-year-old is an adult whether he’s a woman or a man. I don’t think that brings him to a higher category.”
Magistrates ordered probation to complete a pre-sentence report, while the sentence could range from a community order to detention.
As part of his bail, Roberts will not enter any drive-thrus.
The defendant popped the question saying, “I have three children. Is it okay if my partner is driving with the children and me in the car?”
The magistrates replied: “No, if you do, you will commit a new offense and will be taken back to court.”
He will then return to Northampton Magistrates Court for sentencing on March 14.
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