Guilty plea on indecent act nets Nanaimo man probation

NANAIMO – Timothy Robert Mooney, 31, pleaded guilty to four counts related to indecent exposure incidents that occurred last year.

A Nanaimo man has pleaded guilty to four counts related to indecent exposure incidents that occurred last year.

Timothy Robert Mooney, 31, entered the pleas for a count of committing an indecent act in a public place, exposing himself to someone under 16 years of age and a pair of probation breaches in Nanaimo provincial court Tuesday.

Mooney, who was also served time for an attempted child luring incident in 2013, was arrested last September for flashing incidents involving girls between 12 and 18 years of age in the Woodgrove Centre area.

While he was released on bail in October, he was again arrested on April 20 for breaching terms of his release by accessing a computer to send out tweets.

Amongst the conditions imposed by Judge Parker MacCarthy, Mooney is sentenced to two years probation and he is prohibited from consuming alcohol and drugs, unless prescribed by a physician.

He is barred from entering the grounds at Woodgrove Centre, unless in the company of his mother and MacCarthy also ordered Mooney to successfully complete any assessment counselling program as ordered by his probation officer.

Mooney shall not have contact, or be alone in the presence of any person who appears to be 18 years or younger, unless he has advance written consent of his probation officer or in the presence of an approved adult.

Mooney must also provide a sample of his DNA.

Mooney received credit for time served and was released. He expressed regret to MacCarthy for his actions and was said to be undergoing counselling, which he found helpful.

Neither Kelly Bradshaw, Mooney’s legal counsel, or Leanne Mascolo, Crown counsel, wished to comment.