November 2019

Flasher has been sentenced

A gardener who exposed himself to a number of women he was carrying out work for in West Dorset has been sentenced.

Darren Salmon, of Salisbury Green, Southampton, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 11 November 2019 after admitting eight counts of indecent exposure.

The 41-year-old, formerly of Bridport, was sentenced to a three-year community order, with a requirement to attend a 35-day accredited programme and a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement. Salmon was also placed on the sex offenders register for five years.

The defendant was working as a gardener in the Bridport area when he exposed himself to a number of people he was carrying out work for at various addresses.

The offences occurred between Wednesday 1 August and Thursday 6 September 2018 and his victims were women aged between 19 and 92.

The defendant either claimed to his victims that his trouser zip was broken or he had been stung by an insect and asked for assistance, at which point they realised he was exposing himself.

The incidents were reported to police and Salmon was arrested on Sunday 9 September 2018.