Dress­ing-gown flasher sen­tenced

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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.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne PD1708535

Janet Blake – re­flex­ol­ogy, reiki spe­cial­ist us­ing her home­made aro­mather­apy oils on Rose Brown at the lym­phoedema day, at Fur­ley Hall, Ash­ford

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