January 2021

Plymouth pervert performed sex act in front of 12-year-old girl

A pervert has been jailed for performing an indecent act in front of a 12-year-old girl in Plymouth.

Prolific offender Andrew Stidston has been locked up for 16 weeks by city magistrates.

The 34-year-old admitted intentionally exposing his genitals intending that someone would be caused alarm or distress on December 20.

He was arrested and appeared in custody before the court two days later.

The bench ruled that the offence was so serious because it was in front a 12-year girl.

Magistrates said that Stidston was unwilling or unable to comply with non-custodial sentences.

Stidston, of Greenbank Avenue, St Judes, must sign the Sex Offender Register for five years.

He was handed a restraining order banning him from contacting the girl for a year

Stidston must also pay £128 victim surcharge.

He has offences going back more than a decade and has frequently been sent to prison.

Stidson was jailed for six weeks in August last year for damaging a window and a wall phone at Charles Cross police station.

He was locked up for 16 weeks only three months before for a series of nuisance calls.