Man denies being flasher

PUBLISHED: 09:06 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:43 15 June 2010

An East Devon jogger was confronted by the bizarre sight of a man standing naked, except for his boots, in a country lane.

An East Devon jogger was confronted by the bizarre sight of a man standing naked, except for his boots, in a country lane.

Exeter Crown Court heard 43 year old builder Keith Armstrong, who was allegedly the flasher, asked the woman: "Have you ever had sex with a stranger?"

Prosecutor Howard Philips said the woman told Armstrong to "p*ss off" and carried on jogging.

She later reported the incident which had happened near Talaton to the police.

But the prosecutor said this was not the first occasion on which Armstrong had allegedly exposed himself in public to a woman. He said this incident happened at the end of August last year but some two and a half months before another woman had been out riding her horse at Poltimore.

Armstrong allegedly driven up beside her in a pick up truck and asked her he could use the lane to get to Exeter.

The woman started to answer Armstrong before noticing that he had his private parts exposed and erect. When he realised she had seen him he said 'sorry' and drove off.

The jury heard six days later the woman again saw Armstrong in the truck and took down part of the registration number.

Later both women picked out Armstrong on an identification parade saying he was the man who had exposed himself to them.

When Armstong was quizzed about the claims he said on the first occasion he had been at home working on an extension and on the second occasion he went to a site in Exminster and then on to another one at Farringdon.

He claimed that on both occasions he had been the victim of mistake identity.

Armstrong of Whipton Barton Road, Exeter, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of exposing himself to woman, causing then alarm and distress.

The trial continues.

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