A Moray man has admitted to exposing himself to employees of a well-known shoe shop using a webcam.
Greg Morrison, 23, plead guilty to two charges at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday and was placed on the sex offenders register for a year.
Sheriff David Hendry also ordered Morrison, of 23 Carnie Place, Buckie, to carry out 40 hours of community service.
Morrison exposed himself to two females working in the on-line customer service department at the headquarters of footwear firm Schuh in Livingston.
Fiscal depute Kevin Corrins told Elgin Sheriff Court: “Employees offer advice and discuss shoes with customers, but after a connection was made with Karis Howitt in September 2013, she saw a male who appeared to be performing a solo sex act.
“This later turned out to be Morrison. Ms Howitt obtained a print of the image and terminated the interaction.
“Less than a week later, Jade McAdam was working on the webcam service and was also met with Morrison standing in front of the webcam performing a solo sex act.
“She obtained an image as well, and ended the call.”
Mr Corrins said police checked the IP address for both incidents, and traced it to Morrison’s home.
He later admitted two charges of intentionally causing the women to look at sexual images.
Morrison admitted to committing a first offence at 11.45am on Friday, September 5, 2013 and a second in the evening of Thursday, September 11.
Mr Morrison’s solicitor, Matthew O’Neill, said: “He is at a loss as to explain why he thought this was a good idea.
“This issue aside he is a healthy, normal young man, who lives with his partner.”
Mr O’Neill said a psychological assessment carried out on Morrison listed no items of pressing concern.
He added: “The report indicates this really was just bizarre behaviour from Mr Morrison.”
Sheriff James Hendry said: “I hope this has brought home to the accused how unpleasant his behaviour must have been for the two assistants working for this company.”
Morrison will be under supervision for the next 18 months.
A spokeswoman for Schuh said yesterday: “We have a zero tolerance attitude to incidents such as this, and we capture the IP address and pass it, as well as a transcript of the interaction, straight to the police.”