A former police officer is facing jail after he admitted exposing himself inside a supermarket, a corner shop and a POLICE STATION.
Motorbike cop David Salsbury, 39, deliberately exposed his genitals in a way likely to cause “distress and alarm” to the public, a court heard.
Salsbury committed his first offence inside the police station in Brixham, Devon, when he unzipped his leathers in the building’s lobby to reveal his manhood.
The pervert then repeated the vile stunt four months later twice on the same day at a Co-op supermarket and a convenience store while he was off-duty.
Salsbury was due to stand trial at Exeter Crown Court yesterday but instead pleaded guilty to three charges under section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
Judge Jeremy Griggs adjourned sentence until May and ordered a psychological report. The offences carry a maximum sentence of two years in jail.
After hearing Salsbury’s eleventh-hour guilty plea Judge Griggs said: “It’s unfortunate that he wasn’t able to come to that decision at an earlier stage.”
He told the defendant: ” It’s an unusual case. On your plea of guilty you have been convicted of the first three charges.”
The court heard Salsbury was a serving office in Devon and Cornwall Police when he carried out the three offences between June and October 2012.
But after his arrest in March last year he resigned from his job and was dumped by his wife, who divorced him in September.
David Sapiecha, defending, said Salsbury may have committed the offences because of post traumatic stress disorder suffered as a result of his policing career.
He said admitting the offences had been “the most difficult decision in his life”.
Mr Sapiecha: “He has resigned from his position and is now divorced and is concerned with regard to contact with his children.
“There is evidence from his doctor that he has suffered from depression and post traumatic stress disorder with regard to events he witnessed and dealt with in his former position.”
Salsbury admitted exposing himself in a way which was likely to cause alarm and distress at Brixham Police Station on June 16, 2012.
He admitted the same offences at the Co-op in Kingskerswell and the Circle 8 store in Newton Abbot on the same day, October 14, 2012.
A fourth charge of exposing himself at a pet shop was discontinued.
Salsbury, of Kingskerswell, Devon, was released on unconditional bail ahead of sentencing on May 2.