Man ex­posed him­self to school­girls

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH - STU­ART GREER

ASE­RIAL flasher has walked free from court. Peter Zyl­stra ex­posed him­self to two school­girls on Con­gle­ton Road in Mac­cles­field, the court heard.

A judge was told that Zyl­stra had pre­vi­ously ex­posed him­self to a fe­male dog walker in 2013, when he was seen ‘moan­ing and groan­ing’, Mr Roberts said.

The vic­tim ran away but coura­geously re­turned to check where Zyl­stra was liv­ing be­fore call­ing the po­lice, the court heard.

He de­nied it and was not charged at the time, Mr Roberts said.

He was ar­rested three months af­ter the in­ci­dent in­volv­ing the school­girls af­ter one of the young vic­tims recog­nised him in the street, the court heard.

The court was told that Zyl­stra was seen ‘star­ing ex­pres­sion­less’ at one of the vic­tim’s houses both be­fore and af­ter the in­ci­dent in 2014.

Church­goer Zyl­stra, of Con­gle­ton Road, ad­mit­ted three charges of in­de­cent ex­po­sure at South Cheshire mag­is­trates court on Jan­uary 8.

He was given a three­year com­mu­nity or­der with su­per­vi­sion at Ch­ester Crown Court on Fri­day.

Sen­tenc­ing, Judge Roger Dut­ton, said: “Chil­dren and women must not ex­pect to see a man do­ing this kind of thing in their pres­ence.

“It’s dis­gust­ing up­set­ting.

“There are is­sues in your per­sonal life and med­i­cal his­tory, but there must be an­other way to deal with th­ese prob­lems.”

The court was told that Zyl­stra, 30, suf­fered from a sex­ual prob­lem he was try­ing to over­come when he be­gan re­veal­ing him­self in pub­lic.

Judge Dut­ton also or­dered Zyl­stra to sign the sex of­fend­ers’ reg­is­ter for five years and at­tend group ther­apy.


He added: “Lock­ing you up for a few weeks would re­sult in you los­ing your job and ev­ery­thing that is go­ing well for you.

“That would be dis­as­trous.

“You have a lot to do to re­gain your self-re­spect and the re­spect of those who sup­port you.

“Go back to your life and stop up­set­ting peo­ple who don’t de­serve it.”

De­fend­ing, Mark Con­nor said: “He has no sex­ual in­ter­est in girls of that age. He got him­self into a mess com­mit­ting a se­ri­ous of­fence while at­tempt­ing to cure his sex­ual is­sues.

“It has had a dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect on his wife and chil­dren.”

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