PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield man who police say pulled down a woman's dress and exposed himself while working at a local tanning salon has been given a year of probation.

David W. Demyer, 59, of Pittsfield, allegedly pulled down a 23-year-old woman's dress and underwear, touched her breasts and buttocks and exposed himself during a discussion about tan lines in August 2012.

The woman said she believed Demyer was a homosexual, so she didn't think "it was a big deal," until he kissed her on the lips, making her "very uncomfortable," police said. He also allegedly told the woman he would trade her tanning packages for sexual favors.

When confronted by police, Demyer denied touching the woman or exposing himself. He said he raised up his shorts slightly to show the woman he didn't have tan lines and then later hugged her, because he hugs everyone, according to the report.

Demyer appeared on Tuesday with his attorney, Glynis Mac Veety, in a Jury of Six session of Central Berkshire District Court.

He pleaded to facts sufficient for a finding of guilt on three counts of indecent assault and battery of a person over 14 and a single count of indecent exposure.

Judge Philip A. Beattie continued the charges without a finding of guilt for a year and ordered Demyer to have a sex offender evaluation and to abide by whatever recommendations are made.

The term of one year's probation was in line with a request by the Berkshire District Attorney's Office; Mac Veety had requested six months.

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