Dressing-gown flasher sentenced
A HOSPITAL worker who flashed at young girls walking past his Ashford home was told by a judge to have a “long, hard think” about what he wears when standing at his windows.
Abderrazak Hadouni, of Christchurch Road, was ordered to carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work by Judge Jeremy Gold QC on Friday.
Hadouni had denied two charges of indecent exposure but was convicted by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court in March.
The victims, aged 12 and 13, noticed Hadouni at his window wearing just his dressing gown in late 2008. He opened it and “flashed” at them.
The two girls told their mothers and it was put down to an accident, the court heard. But Hadouni exposed himself to the same girls while wearing his dressing gown a few weeks later.
On this occasion the police were called. When arrested, Hadouni admitted wearing his dressing gown for most of the time indoors, but denied deliberately exposing himself to the girls.
Passing sentence Judge Gold remarked that he was concerned that the 40-year-old had little understanding of his offending and, despite his conviction, had continued to walk in front of his window while wearing just his dressing gown.
The judge told Hadouni to have a “long, hard think” about his attitude towards what he wears when passing his window. “It was my hope that you would have come to terms with the fact that your behaviour is not acceptable. You maintain that you did nothing wrong.” Judge Gold said because of Hadouni’s lack of insight he was not suitable for a sex offender treatment programme.
However, he continued that the ages of the victims did not allow him to deviate from government sentencing guidelines which recommend a community penalty for such an offence committed by a man of previous good character.
Since his conviction, Hadouni has been dismissed from his job of serving meals to patients at the William Harvey Hospital.
Ben Walker-Nolan, defending, told the court the offences involved no lewd gestures and were at the lower end of the scale. He suggested that Hadouni, who is married with a stepson, could put net curtains up.
Hadouni must now sign the sex offenders’ register for five years and has been disqualified from working with children.
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