Man re­peat­edly ex­posed him­self to young girls

Brave vic­tims praised for speak­ing out

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­

A MAN has been found guilty of in­de­cent ex­po­sure after re­peat­edly ex­pos­ing him­self to two young girls.

After a three-day trial in July, a jury found 51-yearold Adrian Chap­man, of Ick­en­ham, guilty of three counts of in­de­cent ex­po­sure.

The court was told how be­tween Fe­bru­ary and Septem­ber 2013 the young vic­tims be­came aware of Chap­man ex­pos­ing him­self from an up­stairs win­dow of his house.

The vic­tims later told po­lice they did not im­me­di­ately tell any­one as they were scared.

But the be­hav­iour of Chap­man con­tin­ued and fi­nally, fol­low­ing another in­ci­dent in Septem­ber 2013, one vic­tim told her mother what had been hap­pen­ing. Her mother in­formed po­lice and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan.

Spe­cially trained of­fi­cers in­ter­viewed the young girls to gather their ev­i­dence as sen­si­tively as pos­si­ble.

On Oc­to­ber 25, 2013, Chap­man was ar­rested at his home ad­dress by Uxbridge po­lice of­fi­cers and charged the same day.

Det Con Anji Daw­son, of Hilling­don Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment, said: “I must firstly pay trib­ute to the young vic­tims who had the courage to speak out about this crime.

“I must also pay trib­ute to the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies for all the support they gave to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“It is as a re­sult of their brav­ery and de­ter­mi­na­tion that Chap­man has been brought to jus­tice.”

Chap­man was sentenced on Tues­day, Septem­ber 9, at Isle­worth Crown Court, to a 12 month com­mu­nity or­der con­sist­ing of 200 hours of un­paid work, a 56-day cur­few from 8pm to 6am and a no­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ment that he must sign onto the Sex Of­fend­ers’ Reg­is­ter for the next five years.

He was also or­dered to pay a vic­tim sur­charge of £60.

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