Andrew James Grant, a father-to-be accused of flashing women joggers Sydney Bay Run, has been called â€œunpredictable and brazenâ€ by the police, who successfully opposed bail.
He has been charged with numerous offences, including five counts of criminal harassment, two counts of behaving in an offensive manner, two counts of assault with an act of indecency and one count of indecent assault.
The 28-year-old does not appear at Hornsby Local Court on Wednesday, when his case was briefly mentioned. No plea has been entered.
Six female victims have been approached between late January and mid-February, with the police saying a few incidents that happened as early as 7: 30 a.m., while others occurred at 10am.
Mr Grant is accused of stalking a victim at 3.30 pm before targeting again three hours later. According to the Police, Mr Grant, who lives with his pregnant partner, has physically assaulted a victim before exposing it to him.
In another attack, he would have tried to kiss one of the women.
In opposing bail, the police said that his behaviour was escalating and the â€œbecome increasingly unpredictable and brazenâ€.
The Bay run is a popular, jogging, running and walking up to Sydney. Photo: John Appleyard
â€œThe Police fear he may be incapable of controlling his future urges, and may sexually assault all of the future victims,â€ documents presented to the state court.
â€œTo date there are six victims, each of the complainants have said they feel threatened, intimidated and fear for their safety as the results of the accused’s actions and words.
Mr. Grant’s lawyer, Joseph Nashed, said that his client would enter a plea and possibly apply for bail when he appears at Central Local Court on Friday.
Until then, he will remain behind bars.
Detectives last week released an image of the suspected flasher, and called on the public to help identify them.
â€œThe most important thing with this offender is that it is very important to teeth,â€ Inspector Ned Gligorevic said at the time.
â€œApparently, the incisors are sharp, so you’re looking at a single set of front teeth.â€
The crocs accused flasher has been arrested and charged on Tuesday.