A JURY is set to decide a Caversham man’s fate after he denied touching himself inappropriately in a skate park.

John Biggins, of Star Road, has been charged with outraging public decency following an incident in which he is accused of “behaving in an indecent manner.”

The 70-year-old is accused of “masturbating under clothing whilst watching children at a skate park” in Reading on June 14, 2020.

Appearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, January 12, Biggins pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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Biggins’ defence counsel, Mr Phillips, said this case was “not complicated” and could be dealt with by the Magistrates’ Court.

However, the Caversham man indicated his preference for a trial by jury.

District Judge Kathryn Verghis told Biggins he is required to appear at Reading Crown Court for a hearing on February 15.

Biggins was unconditionally bailed following the hearing.

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