A man who pleasured himself in front of an upstairs window told a judge he ‘got lost in the moment’ and ‘never intended for anyone to see’.

Scott Fernee, 20, was reported to police after he was caught performing the lewd act in front of the upstairs window at his New Forest home.

Southampton Crown Court heard how he was spotted standing naked in the window by a passerby and appeared to be standing on something in order to be seen.

The police were called and when interviewed, he initially said he “got some sort of excitement out of the fact that he might be seen”.

But representing himself at his sentencing hearing on Friday, Fernee told the judge he had “never intended for anyone to see it”, claiming he had “got lost in the moment”.

Daily Echo: Scott Fernee outside Southampton Crown CourtScott Fernee outside Southampton Crown Court (Image: NQ)

He said: “I am very sorry to anyone it caused harm and distress to. I wish to move past this and help myself.”

Fernee, of Heatherstone Avenue, Dibden Purlieu pleaded guilty to a charge of outraging public decency.

He was initially accused of exposure following the incident on April 19, last year.

The court heard how he had been running a bath and was waiting for the water to heat up at the time of the offence.

Ms Harvey added that there was a suggestion he had “made a noise or knocked on the window”, but Fernee does not accept this.

Two blurry images were taken of him at the time and provided as evidence.

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Judge Brian Forster KC said the passerby was “clearly very upset” and “shocked” after they saw him in an “aroused state”.

He accepted however that Fernee has “considerable potential”, is “hardworking” and had cooperated with police throughout the investigation.

The 20-year-old was given a 24-month community order with 60 rehabilitation days and a £200 fine.

He must also pay a £114 victim surcharge.

The judge added: “Do not appear back here because you are capable of so much more.”