A Shetland man who exposed himself in front of the local post woman escaped a jail sentence at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
Last month, Rory Dalziel, 28, admitted exposing himself in a sexual manner at his home in Dalesview, Dale, Voe, on December 10 and 11 last year.
The court was told that he had stood completely naked in a full length window as the woman delivered the mail.
She had been so distressed that she had told her manager who contacted the police. The court heard that he had previously made her uncomfortable by opening the door in his underwear to receive the mail.
The court was told yesterday that Dalziel had great difficulty coming to terms with his actions and it had taken three meetings with a doctor and therapist before he accepted the sexual element involved.
Sheriff Philip Mann said he could see no value in sending Dalziel to prison, instead placing him under supervision by social workers for 18 months, during the first nine of which he must carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
He has also been placed on the sex offenders’ register.