Penticton and South Okanagan
Trial starts in indecent exposure case
Aug 20, 2013 / 7:33 am
Warning: Graphic testimony
The trial for a Keremeos man, alleged to have exposed himself to two boys on separate occasions, began in a Penticton court room on Monday.
Roy O'Donaghey is facing two charges of exposing genitals to a person under 16 and a third count of breach of undertaking.
According to crown counsel Catherine Crockett, the Keremeos man exposed himself to one boy, who was helping him move on July 28, 2011, and to a second boy, while he was taking care of him, on Aug. 19, 2011.
The second incident was brought to the attention of the Keremeos RCMP first, and the breach is related to the accused later driving past the boy and calling out his name.
Cst. Pamela Scheidl with the Keremeos RCMP testified she was on duty on Aug. 24, 2011, when she was contacted by the mother of the boy involved in the second incident.
She went to O'Donaghey's home to arrest him for indecent acts: the grounds being the boy had come forward stating while being babysat by O'Donaghey, the man lifted up his shorts and encouraged his dog to lick his genital area.
The man responded that the boy had not seen anything, and he declined to come into the RCMP office as he had to go to work as a taxicab driver.
On Nov. 6, 2011, the RCMP was made aware of the the first incident that took place while the accused was moving.
That same month, Scheidl called to get a second set of fingerprints due to the allegation, but the accused declined to come in, she said.
During a later police interview, shown on video in the courtroom, the accused said it came as a surprise to him when Scheidl showed up at his house and said there had been a complaint of an indecent act.
He denied the dog was licking his penis, instead saying he has boils in that area and the dog was licking them to clean them.
Whatever dogs have in their system, cleans sores like nothing else, he said. He further claimed nothing else happened, that there was no sexual act, and that the boy in question liked to walk around naked -- even sleepwalking while naked.
During the same interview, the accused was asked about the indecent act alleged to have taken place while he was moving.
According to the investigator, the complaintant said O'Donaghey removed his penis from his pants and put it on the tailgate of the truck, making a reference to it being a target for BB guns.
The man said it was a long day and and he doesn't remember this. All he did remember was the boy playing with the BB gun.
The investigator stated the man had been charged before and perhaps this was a slip up. She further stated it was not looking good for the man, with two very believable statements from the young boys.
The man then admitted during the interview that he was raped when he was 10, and that if he had to go back to jail, his life would go down the drain.
The trial is expected to continue on Wednesday, with testimony from the two boys, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban.
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