A "prank'' while stoned on cannabis backfired when a teenager's undisclosed mobile phone number was tracked by police after the girl's irate father complained.
"You should keep your private parts to yourself," Judge Stuart Durward scolded the 18-year-old Sarina man in the District Court in Mackay after he admitted to texting a photo of his penis to the mobile phone of a 12-year-old girl who was a friend of his sister.
"Do this again and you will go straight to jail," Judge Durward warned after the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to indecent treatment of a child under 16 on December 10 last year, when he was aged 17.
The girl, in a victim impact statement to the court, said the event affected her friendship with the offender's sister because he lived at the house.
Judge Durward sentenced the offender to a supervised probation order of nine months and ordered him to complete 40 hours of unpaid community service work.
Read more at the Mackay Daily Mercury.