Pervert jailed after second sex offence

A SEX offender is in jail today after being found guilty for the second time of exposing himself to women from the window of his Ipswich flat.

A SEX offender is in jail today after being found guilty for the second time of exposing himself to women from the window of his Ipswich flat.

Gavin Moss, 37, of Peterhouse Close, was already on the sex offenders register for previous similar offences when he was spotted standing naked from the waist down at his bedroom window.

At an earlier hearing he denied he had been intentionally exposing himself but magistrates decided they believed the word of the witness.

Moss, who was given ten months' probation for five similar offences in March, was sent to prison for four months.

He was also told his name will remain on the sex offenders register for a further seven years.

At the previous hearing in October, the court heard that Moss had been arrested again less than four months after he was sentenced for the original five offences.

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The victim, who gave evidence in court, but cannot be named, said she had seen him naked in his flat on three occasions on July 13.

She said that from the way he was standing it was obvious he was using something as a platform to raise himself above the level of the window into her line of sight.

Anita Addison, prosecuting, told the court: “It is 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 people in the street could see you … and you did it with the intention that someone would see you and would be distressed by it.”

Moss told the court he had only been unclothed from the waist up and said: “I made a mistake standing by the window with my top off.”

Passing sentence, chairman of the bench Brian Morden said: “In the light of these three offences taking place just months after five identical offences, we feel we have no option but to impose an immediate custodial sentence.”

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