An Ollerton man caught masturbating by a family in Clumber Park has been sentenced.
Gary Steven Woods (49) of Walesby Lane, was given a 14 month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.
He was spotted by a man and his three children after they had gone to walk their dog.
The father of the family and his 15 year old daughter gave evidence in the trial which took place last month at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.
He told the court he saw him at the side of the van with his trousers down around his thighs. “There is no other way to put it, other than he was masturbating,” he said.
In convicting him of outraging public decency, district judge Diane Baker said: “You were facing out towards members of the public so people could see you masturbating.
“You deliberately got out of your van to masturbate knowing what you were doing could be seen by members of the public. “The family were clearly disgusted by what they had seen. The father was annoyed and upset that his family had to witness you masturbating.”