A man from La Toc, Castries has been charged for indecent exposure after he was caught urinating in a public place.
Christopher Daniel was arrested on Sunday, March 25, just after 11:30 a.m., after he was caught exposing his genitals at West Hall Lane, Castries. He was brought to court on Monday, March 26 to answer to the charge which carries a fine of $1,000. The outcome of the case was not immediately clear.
This news comes over a year after City of Castries Mayor Peterson Francis warned that persons caught urinating in public will be named and shamed.
City Police Department Sergeant Yone Camchon pointed out that this was not the first time the offense was committed but this is the first time someone is being rought before the courts.
Usually offenders are cautioned but Camchon said it’s high time an example is set and the laws are enforced in the city. He added that this is a warning to offenders, noting that the stench on the streets from this act is not healthy.
The city cop also emphasised that the city has adequate public facilities for persons to use instead of indecently exposing themselves in public.
He pointed out that the opening hours of the city’s rest rooms have been extended: from six to 10 o’clock.