A teenager who exposed himself to two girls on a mobile phone had committed the same type of sex offence in the past, a court heard.
Aaron Kucukcan was placed on three years supervision, with a sex offender treatment programme, by a judge who told him he had a problem that needed addressing, or more serious offending might take place in future.
Preston Crown Court heard he had exposed himself in a FaceTime connection to a 16-year-old girl and her 13-year-old sister had also seen his image.
The defendant (19), formerly of Todber Caravan Site, Gisburn, and Derby Street, Colne, had admitted an offence of exposure, as well as a bail offence.
Mr Rick Holland (prosecuting) said the older girl had begun to receive messages from an unknown source on her new iphone. The third time the phone rang, she went on to see a male exposing himself and touching himself.
Both girls were shocked by what they saw and told their mother.
Kucukcan’s phone number was found and the 16-year-old knew who he was.
In 2010, the defendant had been placed on a youth rehab order for exposure following an offence in a wooded area, involving a woman.
Miss Laura Heywood (defending) said the teenager had fancied the girl and thought that, perhaps, she fancied him, too.
“It was perhaps a very foolish thing for him to do. It was foolish, rather than anything more sinister”, Miss Heywood told the court.
“He is clearly remorseful and regretful for his actions. He now realises the impact this offence has had.”
Judge Anthony Russell QC told Kucukcan such an offence could cause considerable distress. He said “It seems quite clear there is a risk if what seems to be a sexual problem is not addressed, that further and possibly more serious offending might result as a consequence.”
The teenager was made the subject of a three-year restraining order barring him from any contact with the girls. He will be on the sex offenders’ register for five years.