British tourist, 50, is arrested and fined for exposing himself in front of 17-year-old girl as she stripped down to a bikini at a hotel in Majorca
- The 50-year-old was taken into custody by police in the tourist town of Peguera
- The teenager’s mother and another guest at their hotel reported the incident
- Local reports on Thursday night said the unnamed Brit had been fined 960 euros
- Comes days after another Brit was accused of raping a holidaymaker in Magaluf
A British holidaymaker has been arrested after exposing himself in front of a teenage girl as he filmed her stripping down to a bikini at a hotel in Majorca.
The 50-year-old was taken into custody by police in the tourist town of Peguera after the 17-year-old girl’s mother spoke to another guest at their hotel who said she had seen the man behave identically towards another girl.
Hotel staff called police who detained him when they arrived.
Local reports on Thursday night said the unnamed Brit had been fined 960 euros (£820) after admitting a crime of exhibitionism during a speedy trial at a court in the island capital Palma.
The hotel in Peguera, a 15-minute drive from the party resort of Magaluf in the same municipality of Calvia, has not been named.
The 50-year-old was taken into custody by police in the tourist town of Peguera (pictured) after exposing himself to a teenager at a hotel
The Civil Guard this morning confirmed the arrest but a spokesman said he was unable to comment on the court hearing.
The police spokesman said: ‘We arrested a British man on Wednesday on suspicion of exposing himself to a minor at a hotel in Peguera.’
A well-placed source said: ‘Police were told he had been filming himself in front of a girl at the hotel with his genitals out of his swimming trunks.’
No-one from the court in Palma was immediately available for comment.
Police said the incident involving the teenager, whose nationality is not known, had happened two days before Wednesday’s arrest.
The girl told police she was stripping down to a bikini around the pool when she saw an older man a few feet away staring at her and touching his genitals with a mobile phone in his hand.
The police spokesman said: ‘We arrested a British man on Wednesday on suspicion of exposing himself to a minor at a hotel in Peguera’
It was not immediately clear why there had been a 48-hour gap between the incident and the arrest, although a local report said the girl’s mum called in police after speaking to another hotel guest who said she had seen the Brit repeat his pervert behaviour.
The unnamed UK tourist is said to have flown home yesterday after his court appearance.
It comes just days after a British tourist was arrested in the party resort of Magaluf a shrot drive from Peguera after a holidaymaker reported him to police for raping her.
The woman alerted cops after meeting her alleged sex attacker during a drunken night out in the Majorcan resort town and blacking out in his hotel room.
Local paper Ultima Hora said she woke up hours later to find the man ‘on top of her’.
The unnamed detainee was held after detectives went to the hotel where the pair ended up with a description the woman had given them of the rape suspect.
A British tourist has been arrested in the party resort of Magaluf (pictured) after a UK holidaymaker reported him to police for raping her
He was held in police custody before appearing in court where a judge agreed to release him pending an ongoing inquiry.
Prosecutors did not demand that he be remanded in custody after he admitted to the judge he had sex with his female accuser but insisted it was consensual.
The arrest is understood to have taken place on Sunday, while the behind-closed-doors court appearance unfolded on Monday.
The hotel in question has not been named.
Magaluf has long been renowned as a major party destination for people across Europe, particularly Brits.
But its reputation has declined as authorities in Magaluf and all across Majorca have become increasingly fed up with the behaviour of British tourists visiting the island.
Physical violence and drunken, loutish behaviour are commonplace, and the party resort has also seen a host of sexual assault claims come to light in recent years.