Professor faces court for public masturbation

A UNIVERSITY professor visiting from the Netherlands has been arrested again for allegedly playing with his nether regions in public.

Macquarie University professor Bernard Van den Berg appeared before a Sydney court after he was allegedly caught masturbating in front of two women, aged 18 and 23, at a Chippendale hostel.

Professor Bernard Van den Berg has been in trouble with police before for “exposing his person”
Professor Bernard Van den Berg has been in trouble with police before for “exposing his person”

Central Local Court heard the 44-year-old had been seeing a psychologist since he was caught "wilfully and obscenely exposing his person" at Mrs Macquarie's Chair in front of early morning joggers in April.

Although magistrate Robert Williams said there was a "strong case" against the heath economics professor, he granted him bail because there was a possibility he would not receive a custodial sentence.

The professor was already on a good behaviour bond.
The professor was already on a good behaviour bond.

The court heard Van den Berg was on a good behaviour bond for his recent flashing offence when he allegedly committed an act of indecency in front of two women who were staying at the Casa Central hostel on Tuesday morning.

He did not enter a plea for the single charge of committing an act of indecency with a person older than 16. Van den Berg was granted bail and will face court later this month.



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