'Star Wars' Ewok Actor Faces Jail for Flashing
In court, Nicholas Read admitted to exposing himself to a college student on a British train; it marks his second offense.
Nicholas Read, a dwarf who played an Ewok in Stars Wars: Return of the Jedi, is facing jail time after admitting to flashing a college student on a train bound for Manchester, England, according to the U.K.'s Sun.
After exposing himself, he reportedly took a picture of her "horrified" friend's reaction with a cell phone.
Read, 41, who also played a goblin in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and had a role in Labyrinth, admitted to the wrongdoing in a recent hearing in Manchester Crown Court.
It marks the second time that Read has been in trouble for flashing a female on a train. In 2010, he received a 20-week suspended jail sentence for performing a sex act in the presence of a schoolgirl. His latest act would put him in violation of that, meaning he faces going to jail for the 20 weeks in addition to any further punishment, the Sun reports.
“The bottom line is you are in breach of a suspended sentence," Judge Roger Thomas told him in his most recent court appearance. "The normal consequence of that is to prison you go, and that may well have to be the outcome."
Read is now banned from using Britain's railways except to attend court or see his lawyer. He will be sentenced July 13.