An Iraqi asylum seeker in Swansea, Wales, has been convicted of outraging public decency after he masturbated in the center of town in broad daylight because he could no longer afford prostitutes.
Fershid Halmat Hemdadi laughed as the court was shown a video in which he demonstrated his masturbatory movements while being questioned by the police, and was reprimanded by the magistrate when he tried to demonstrate again in court, Breitbart reported.
Hemdadi, who claimed to be 23 but gave the court three different ages, offered no defense except the contention that the lane between McDonald’s and Primark (a clothing store) was not a public place and that he did not actually expose his reproductive apparatus.
Local government employee Alex Dubens recalled confronting Hemdadi at the scene of the July 25 incident and asking him if he had been masturbating. Hemdadi told him, “Yes, but I did not finish” and said he did it in that location because he “didn’t have anywhere else to go.”
Hemdadi told the police that he had been “seduced” by women passing in a car and that he had performed masturbatory movements and asked them to “follow me.” They declined and he continued without them.
Refugee life can be lonely that way, apparently.
“I used to have money and I paid for sex, but I don’t, I’m sleeping on the streets,” Hemdadi explained in court.
The Iraqi said he is seeking asylum in the U.K. after being released early from a 25-year prison term in Iraq and fleeing for his own safety. The British court will sentence him on Sept. 21 for his auto-erotic adventure in downtown Swansea.
The magistrate apparently was unimpressed by the highly original “it-wasn’t-really-public-and-I-didn’t-expose-myself-and-I-didn’t-finish” defense.
“Your statement clearly indicated you knew what you were doing, you have fully admitted your actions, you also admitted that you saw people in the vicinity but you persevered with your actions,” the magistrate told him.
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