Dad who ex­posed him­self to young girls spared jail

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A FA­THER-OF-TWO nar­rowly avoided go­ing to jail af­ter re­peat­edly ex­pos­ing him­self in front of young girls.

Peter Stub­bing would ap­pear to­tally naked at his front door as they walked past his house.

On two oc­ca­sions he was also seen by adults touch­ing him­self out­side his door.

Chair­man of the bench David Gil­bert told him: “This has passed the cus­tody thresh­old be­cause it was more than one of­fence.”

But Ash­ford mag­is­trates on Wed­nes­day last week gave him a sus­pended sen­tence and put him on the sex of­fend­ers’ reg­is­ter for seven years.

They had also heard that Stub­bing was un­der strain from over-work­ing to pay off debts and his mar­riage had ended.

Stub­bing, 47, ad­mit­ted three counts of in­de­cently ex­pos­ing him­self be­tween last Oc­to­ber 1 and Jan­uary 20.

Be­hav­iour

Sara Jones, pros­e­cut­ing, said these were spec­i­men charges as these in­ci­dents hap­pened a num­ber of times.

She said he would open his front door at Langney Drive, Wash­ford Farm, Ash­ford, and ex­pose him­self when girls of school age walked past and his be­hav­iour was re­ported by two girls.

She said: “It had hap­pened two or three times a week since Christ­mas. He would stand by his door naked. When boys walked past he did not do it.”

A state­ment from one teenage girl read out in court said Stub­bing’s be­hav­iour had scared her and thought it was “creepy and weird”.

An­other girl said in a state­ment; “I wasn’t wor­ried or up­set but I thought he was a bit weird.”

Mrs Jones said on two oc­ca­sions two adults saw Stub­bing also or­dered to at­tend a sex of­fender pro­gramme for two years.

In ad­di­tion he was given two pro­hib­ited ac­tiv­ity or­ders, to ap­pear prop­erly cov­ered up at his doorstep and to have no un­su­per­vised ac­cess to any­body aged 17 or less, ex­cept for his own son.

He was also placed on the sex of­fend­ers’ reg­is­ter for seven years and or­dered to pay £85 costs.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne PD1702505

Peter Stub­bing leav­ing Ash­ford Mag­is­trates’ Court

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