Man fined for balaclava sex act

Last updated 10:35 23/07/2014

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A man, who performed an indecent act at his study window while naked, but for a balaclava, has been ordered to pay $500 in reparation to each of the three women who could see him. 

Martin Burley, 36, was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court after a judge earlier found him guilty of committing an indecent act with intent to insult. 

Burley stood naked in the study of his Ferry Rd home about 12.30pm on September 26. 

He stood close to a full length window, which faced his neighbour's kitchen window. 

Burley placed a balaclava over his head before committing an indecent act using a sex toy, clothes pegs and a leather whip.

The neighbour, who was in her kitchen with two friends, was "horrified" and disgusted by what she saw, the police summary of facts said. 

"The victim and her two friends look out the kitchen window several times as they could not believe what they were seeing," it said. 

"The defendant looked right at the victim when she looked out her window."

Burley did not stop his behaviour upon being seen, but after about 10 minutes went into his kitchen and got dressed, the summary said. 

"In explanation, the defendant stated that the possibility of getting caught excited him," it said.

"He regretted that his behaviour offended the victim."

He was sentenced earlier this month. 

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