May 2016

Pervert jailed after exposing himself

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THIS is the 26-year-old man who has been jailed for a year and a half after following women and children whilst touching himself.

Ian Campbell exposed himself in public and began touching himself three times in just five days.

One of the crimes saw a hooded Campbell follow a 25-year-old and her child through Goaters Road Park in Ascot.

He followed coming as close as just two metres away from his victims.

The first offence saw him target a 31-year-old woman who was walking in Allsmoor Park with her child and dog.

Campbell followed her, pulling his trousers down and exposing himself at 9am on May 28.

The same day he stood in front of a 30-year-old dog walker in Longhill Park.

He was standing in a wooded area, three metres from his victim touching himself.

Some 10 minutes later, at around 5.40pm she saw him again, still touching himself.

Investigating officer, detective sergeant Marc Skinner of Bracknell CID said: “These offences have had a significant and undoubtedly long lasting effect on the victims.

“To be approached by a man exposing himself, in a secluded wooded area, can only be described as terrifying.

“Two of the victims had young babies with them at the time, making them even more vulnerable.

“Campbell preyed on these victims for his own sexual gratification. This was a complex investigation, hindered by Campbell’s attempts to conceal his identity from his victims by wearing a face covering on more than one occasion.

“Now convicted, Campbell will be carefully monitored to prevent him offending in the future upon his release from prison.”

Campbell, of Fernbank Crescent, Ascot, was convicted by a majority jury at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, April 6.

He was sentenced to 78 weeks imprisonment for three counts of indecent exposure at the same court on Friday, May 6.

He was also given a sexual harm prevention order that will run for five years from the date of his release.

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