Jail threat for triple exposure offender

A CONVICTED sex offender faces jail today after being found guilty of intentionally exposing himself to a woman three times in one day.

A CONVICTED sex offender faces jail today after being found guilty of intentionally exposing himself to a woman three times in one day.

Gavin John Moss, 37, of Peterhouse Close, Ipswich, denied all three charges of intentional exposure when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court but was found guilty by magistrates.

He was found guilty of five similar offences in March and given 18 months probation.

He was also placed on the sex offenders' register for five years.


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Following those offences, Moss was arrested again on July 13 after being seen naked from the waist down at his bedroom window.

A woman, who appeared in court to give evidence, said she had seen Moss naked on three separate occasions that day.

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She said the incident had caused her a lot of distress and she had only caught fleeting glimpses because she didn't want to look.

Moss claimed he was just looking out of his window with his top off.

He said: “Nothing happened, I'm dead clear about that.

“I made a mistake standing by the window with my top off.”

The court heard how Moss would have needed to have stood on something to be seen from the window because of the height of the window sill.

Anita Addison, prosecuting, said: “It's a fairly busy road and about that time in the morning there would have been children going to school and people going to work.

“Somehow you positioned yourself in the room so that people in the street could see you, and you've done it before haven't you?

“And you know the danger of being seen in your flat and you did it with the intention that someone would see you and that they would be distressed by it.”

John Hughes, in defence, said: “Who do you believe in these circumstances? Mr Moss is quite clear that he didn't expose himself.

“It's not a criminal act to walk around in your home with your top off.”

In finding Moss guilty of all the charges, chairman of the bench, John Horton, said: “We accept the witness's evidence and we do not believe your account.”

Moss was released on unconditional bail until October 25 but Mr Horton said the offence was so serious the magistrates would be considering a custodial sentence.

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