A FLASHER who exposed himself to a woman from his bedroom window texted his victim to tell her to “enjoy the show.”

Mark Howie, of Collier Street, Johnstone, sent the message to the woman, who can’t be named for legal reasons, while she was in a nearby property.

And when she looked towards Howie’s home, she saw he was facing in her direction with his private parts on display.

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Howie, 48, denied any wrongdoing and went on trial over the incident at Paisley Sheriff Court this week.

The 41-year-old victim, who works in the travel industry, told how she was within a property that looked onto Howie’s home on February 8 this year when she received a text message.

She, said: “I know him socially, through my partner, over the last 20 years.

“He’s more of an acquaintance.”

The woman told how the text message she received read: “Good morning. If you’re near the window, enjoy the show.”

She added: “It was Mark Howie’s number it came from. I looked out the window. I saw Mr Howie smiling and waving to me from his bedroom window.

“He was wearing nothing. He fully exposed himself to me. He stood at the window with nothing on, waving to me and smiling.

“I saw everything – from the head down to just about his knees.

“He was pointing down below, to his private area.

“I felt numb because I thought Mark Howie was a lovely man, from my memory, and I was shocked.

“It was surreal. I just don’t understand why he would have done that.

“My perception of him was as a respectful man and acquaintance that I knew from my past.”

The victim said she sent a text to Howie after he had exposed himself to her.

It read: “Take this number out your phone. Don’t text me again.”

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The court heard that Howie replied: “I’m sorry. I thought you would like it. Please forgive me.”

She added: “I wanted to make it clear [with that text] that I didn’t want any further contact. I’m not interested if that’s his behaviour.

“I wanted it to stop.”

Howie was convicted of exposing his genitals to the woman in a sexual manner and sentence was deferred until next month for background reports to be prepared.

He could also be placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register when he returns to the dock to learn his fate.

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