Harding Gets Probation for Coffee Shop Public Indecency Charges
Oct 31,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

At Monday’s sentencing hearing, Judge Barbara Haslinger released Garry Harding, the 43-year old Bend man accused of exposing himself at the drive-through windows of at least five different coffee shops and fast food restaurants throughout Bend in August of this year.

 
Garry Harding, DCJ Photo 
Harding was arrested August 28 and was charged with public indecency, criminal trespass and stalking when he later returned to the Oregon Mountain Coffee Company fully-clothed, reportedly to apologize for a previous flashing incident. 

On August 31, after learning of other incidents at different coffee stands and fast food restaurants, detectives added several additional charges. 

Last Thursday Harding pleaded guilty to reduced charges of three counts of public indecency and one count of stalking.

Harding was ordered to undergo sex-offender and mental health treatment, and under the conditions of his probation must have no contact with minors -– including his own children.

Stating that the misdemeanor charges do not warrant a requirement to register as a sex offender, the judge denied the prosecutor’s request that he be compelled to do so.