March 2021

Once ‘promising footballer’ exposed himself to school girls

A once ‘promising footballer’ exposed himself to two school girls from his Formby home.

Kristopher Jones’ front door was half open when the girls walked past in March 2019, and they saw him wearing a polo neck top and nothing else.

When they walked down the same street again later they avoided the 32-year-old and crossed the road – but heard a loud bang from the house.

They turned round to see Jones’ exposing his bare backside and genitals at the school girls, who were left ‘shocked’.

Trevor Parry-Jones, prosecuting today at Liverpool Crown Court, explained that in March 2019 two secondary school students were walking to a shop when they passed Formby Fields.

Mr Parry-Jones said: “They saw the defendant standing in the porch at the front of a house.”

The court heard initially the door was half open and they saw Jones “looking directly at them”.

When they drew level with his home they saw he was wearing a polo neck and was “naked from the waist down”.

Mr Parry-Jones explained he stood holding his penis and didn’t try to cover himself up.

When the two girls walked on the same road later “the defendant was there again and they immediately crossed to the other side of the road”.

He said as they passed they “heard a loud bang” which came from the same house.

Mr Parry-Jones said: “The door was now fully open and the defendant had the back of his body pointing in the direction of the girls.

“He had spread his legs apart and was leaning forward so his bare buttocks was now exposed to them.”

Mr Payy-Jones explained that the girls could also see his genitalia.

The court heard the girls were “in shock” and “disgust”, and one said the incident gave her a “sickly feeling in my stomach”.

Police attended Jones’ home after the incident was reported and was arrested.

In an interview he said he heard the claim and “can’t wrap my head around it”, forcing the girls to attend the police station where one of them positively identified him in a police line up.

Jones has two previous convictions for drink driving and in 2018 was convicted for shoplifting and theft.

Jones admitted two counts of outraging public decency, which is not a sexual offence and does not require the offender to sign the Sex Offenders Register.

He was originally charged for two counts of exposure which were dropped.

Judge David Aubrey, QC, sentencing, accepted Jones’ issues had stemmed from a “most significant injury” which “prevented you from continuing your professional career as a footballer”.

Judge Aubrey said: “Your parents have indulged you, I have no doubt out of love, out of care for you, out of frustration and even more out of desperation having to observe 24/7 you in a drug induced state with all that that entails.”

The judge said his drug taking must have caused “agony” for his parents.

Referring to the offences Judge Aubrey said: “Had these been contact offences the vast personal mitigation that has been placed before this court would not have persuaded me to do anything other than impose an immediate custodial sentence.”

Jones was handed an eight month sentence suspended for one and a half years.