Man, 29, receives probation for publicly exposing himself in Kelowna

A man who pled guilty to publicly exposing himself told Kelowna court he has mental health and drug struggles, but said with confidence “I’m going to stop doing drugs.”. Global News

A man pleaded guilty in Kelowna court on Wednesday for publicly exposing his genitals to a teenager last July.

Court heard that Jesse Nelson, 29, was walking away from a Tim Hortons parking lot towards an apartment and yelling, when he turned around and pulled down his pants, exposing himself to a 14-year-old.

Nelson was soon located by Kelowna RCMP at the apartment building and was arrested.

One month later, in August, Nelson was arrested again for breaching a probation order.

On Wednesday, Nelson told court that he has mental health and drug struggles, but told the judge with confidence, “I’m going to stop doing drugs.”

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Nelson received 12 months’ probation, with terms including keeping the peace, being on good behaviour, stopping doing drugs, attending all medical appointments and to not possess any weapons.

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