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A STAR Wars actor is facing jail after being exposed for the second time as a flasher who enjoys targeting girls on trains.
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Pint-sized actor Nicholas Read - who played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi - showed his manhood to a student as she travelled to Manchester.
He then took a picture of her friend’s horrified reaction on his mobile phone.
Read, 41, who also played a goblin in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, admitted exposure at Manchester Crown Court and will be sentenced on July 13.
The court heard how it was the second time the pervert actor had been caught flashing on a train.
In October 2010 he sat next to a schoolgirl on her way from London to Leicester - and performed a sex act under a juggler’s hat for half-an-hour.
Read, who stands 4ft 5in tall, received a 20-week suspended jail sentence - and his latest offence puts him in breach of that.
It means he is now at risk of going to jail for the 20 weeks - in addition to any extra punishment for the most recent offence.
Judge Roger Thomas QC, warned him: “The bottom line is you are in breach of a suspended sentence.
“The normal consequence of that is to prison you go and that may well have to be the outcome.
“But this is an unusual sort of case and the judge will be informed by the Probation Service about what’s been going on over the last 12 months, and what sort of risk you pose hereafter.”
Read, of Cheadle, Staffs, is now barred from using the rail network except for the purposes of attending court or visiting his solicitor.
He was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register on the date of his last conviction for exposure.
He also has a number of sex offences on a criminal record dating back to 1995 and has previously been convicted of making lewd phone calls to women.
Read had made up to £800 a week since the age of 16 appearing in pantomimes.
After Read’s first offence on the London to Leicester train, a British Transport Police spokesman said: “His actions were deplorable.
“He targeted a young lone female, unable to move from her seat, was too scared to speak, and was paralysed by fear from his actions, worried he may assault her too.
“Read’s denial of committing this offence led to his victim having to relive the upsetting ordeal again in court.
“His behaviour was completely unacceptable but the victim reporting the incident straight away enabled police to make a swift arrest.” Read more here via The Sun