Flashing perv goes AWOL before sentencing
A flasher, who exposed himself in front of women in Dunfermline twice within a few weeks, has gone AWOL.
Polish national Marcin Trendel had denied the offences right up until a trial was about to start at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, when he finally admitted his guilt.
However, sentencing was delayed so that reports could be carried out and Trendel failed to return to court.
On 21st July last year in Mill Street, he conducted an offence of public indecency by exposing his genitals and masturbating.
He also admitted committing the same offence in Transy Place on 27th August.
Depute fiscal Claire Bremner said that in the first offence Trendel was seen exposing himself by a 32-year-old woman in Mill Street.
In the latter incident, he was seen by two sisters.
The witnesses were in court and screens had been put up for them to give evidence before Trendel, 39, of Beatty Place, Dunfermline, accompanied by a Polish translator, submitted his guilty pleas in March.
Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said at that time his client worked for six weeks at a time in Scotland before going back to Poland.
Sheriff Richard McFarlane had told Trendel, “I’m concerned about these offences. You appear here with no offences committed in Scotland or in the rest of the UK so I need to find out more about you to try to find out why you indulged in this type of offending.”
The sheriff even allowed extra time for social work reports to be prepared after being told Trendel would be going back to Poland for a short period.
He was given the date to return for sentencing but failed to turn up. Mr Beatson said, “We’ve not been able to get him on the phone. He may be out of the country.”
Sheriff Valerie Johnston granted a non-appearance warrant.
Well, there you go. Expecting him to return for sentencing was at best naive and at worse mind blowingly idiotic. What an utter waste of taxpayers money. Hope the victims haven’t been affected too badly by this awful person.