A DAD indecently exposed himself to schoolgirls while he was driving around trying to get his baby to sleep.
Blackburn magistrates heard that Martin Delamere, 27, committed offences in Rishton, Langho and twice in Whalley and had indicated to police there might have been other incidents.
Adjourning the case for pre-sentence reports, the magistrates warned Delamere that prison would be an option.
Delamere, 27, of Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, pleaded guilty to four charges of intentionally exposing his genitals and was remanded on bail until 17 July for the preparation of reports.
He was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register immediately and the period for which he will remain on the register will be decided when he is sentenced.
Neil White, prosecuting, said there were some "worrying aspects" to the allegations which all involved schoolgirls.
Mr White said the first offence on 20 February occurred in Moor Lane, Whalley, at 11.20am.
A 13-year-old girl riding her horse saw Delamere drive past a couple of times before he stopped.
Mr White said: "He got out and asked her for directions and as she was giving them he exposed himself and began to pleasure himself.
"The girl went home and told her parents."
On 24 March three girls, two aged 16 and one aged 12, were making their way home from school and were on Pendle Drive, Whalley, when Delamere pulled up alongside them. He again asked for directions and asked the girls to come closer.
Mr White said as they approached his vehicle it became apparent he was sitting in the car exposing himself.
On 18 May three girls were in a rear alley near Brook Street, Rishton, when Delamere approached them exposing himself.
Mr White said: "All the girls were aged 16 and when they returned to school they reported the incident to staff.''
On 22 May Delamere was seen hiding in bushes on Whalley Road, Langho, by a man who lived across the road. He was immediately suspicious because he had seen Delamere in the same place two months earlier.
A 16-year-old girl out walking her dog approached the bushes and Delamere undid his trousers.
Mr White said: "The witness was concerned and left his house and he was able to take the registration number of the defendant's car. The police are concerned that loitering in bushes might be an acceleration of his conduct."
Lesley Halliwell, defending, said Delamere was "shocked and distressed" to find himself in court for the first time in his life.
She said Delamere and his partner both worked at a call centre in Preston where she was a manager. They were in a long-term relationship and they had a one-year-old child.
Miss Halliwell said: "After the traumatic delivery, their sexual relationship came to an end for some considerable time.
"He doesn't know why he committed these offences but he wonders if that had something to do with it.
"At the time he was off work looking after the child and each of these offences was committed on the spur of the moment while he was driving round trying to get the baby to sleep."