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A NEWPORT man who indecently exposed himself near where a five-year-old girl was sitting in a car has avoided jail.
James West, aged 30, of Sedgemoor Court, was found guilty of one count of indecent exposure at Newport Magistrates Court on March 5. He had previously denied the charge.
At Newport Magistrates today the court heard how the complainant had parked in the Emlyn Street car park facing the Newport Leisure Centre in November 2014, with her daughter sitting in the back seat.
She made her way to the nearby pay and display machine to check the price of a ticket. There was one car parked to the left of her vehicle, but none to the right.
The complainant then returned to her car to get money. As she did this, a burgundy car parked to the right of her car, despite there being numerous spaces elsewhere.
She had to walk in between the cars to sit in the driver’s seat and upon returning to the car for a second time, to put the ticket in the windscreen, she glanced to the car on her right to witness West committing a sex act.
She noted the registration plate of his car and went into the leisure centre with her daughter to call the police.
Ian Bolter, defending, said West had no previous convictions of a similar nature and that there was no evidence that the child saw what happened.
Summing up, District Judge Martin Brown said he “could not get his head around someone doing this in a car park” and that it was “impossible to understand”. He said that the incident had affected the complainant, who now feels “more protective” of her daughter.
He added that a prison sentence would have been appropriate had West’s actions “been directed towards her daughter” but that there was no evidence that the child saw what happened.
West, who was on bail for the offence, was sentenced to a one-year community order. He will be supervised by the probation service for 12 months; will have to attend a thinking skills programme; and will have to complete 80 hours of unpaid work.
West will also pay £620 in prosecution costs and there will be a £60 victim surcharge.
Mr Brown said that no compensation was awarded as the complainant “wished to have justice” and that money from West would “not help with her rehabilitation”.
From 6 April 2015, the speed limit for HGVs travelling on single and dual carriageways in England and Wales will be increased.
Following consultation and announcements made last year, the national speed limits for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes, travelling on a single carriageway will increase from 40mph to 50mph. The speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes, travelling on dual carriageways will increase from 50mph to 60mph.
The limits in Scotland are staying the same. European speed limiter requirements also remain unchanged and must be set at 56mph or lower.
The introduction of the new speed limits will better reflect the need for a modern transport network.
Good news, Blogger has reversed it's decision to stop nudity etc on it's blogs!!!
An update on the Blogger porn content policy
This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy stating that blogs that distributed sexually explicit images or graphic nudity would be made private.
We’ve received lots of feedback about making a policy change that impacts longstanding blogs, and about the negative impact this could have on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities.
We appreciate the feedback. Instead of making this change, we will be maintaining our existing policies.
What this means for blog owners
Commercial porn will continue to be prohibited.
If you have pornographic or sexually explicit content on your blog, you must turn on the adult content setting so a warning will show. If a blog with adult content is brought to Google’s attention and the content warning is not active, we will turn on the warning interstitial for you. If this happens repeatedly, the blog may be removed.
If you don't have sexually explicit content on your blog and you're following the rest of the Blogger Content Policy, you don't need to make any changes to your blog.
First published Thursday 5 March 2015in News Last updated 21:07 Friday 6 March 2015
A NEWPORT man has been found guilty of indecently exposing himself in the presence of a five year old girl.
James West, of Sedgemoor Court, Newport, was found guilty at Newport Magistrates Court of one count of indecent exposure taking place last November.
Prosecutor Tom Roberts told the court during a trial how around 5pm that Saturday evening the complainant had parked in the Emlyn Street car park facing the swimming pool of Newport Leisure Centre where her daughter, then aged five, was due to attend a pool party.
The witness left her daughter in the car to see how much the ticket for the car park was and on returning a second time to put the ticket in the windscreen looked to her right and saw West committing a sex act.
West, 30, denied the charge.
The witness told the court how when she had parked there were no other cars around her and left her daughter strapped into a booster seat in the car to find out the price of a ticket.
She said she returned to get her purse and on returning to the car for a second time to put the ticket in saw the car, a burgundy Mazda, parked next to hers.
“I was quite taken aback by what I saw,” she said.
“I looked into the back of the car to make sure my daughter was ok and hoped she wasn't looking in that direction.
“It was very distressing I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
The complainant said that when she glanced at West again he was still committing the sex act.
She made a mental note of the registration and went into the leisure centre and asked reception to call the police.
Alan Bolter, defending, said West had been rolling a cigarette and was not committing the sex act.
West said he was on his way to Asda when he pulled into the car park to roll a cigarette in his lap using tobacco from a pouch in his pocket.
He said he was going to smoke it in the car park but a security guard came out and fearing he would have to pay for a ticket he decided to leave and go to Spar instead of Asda. He said he was not aware of any cars parked nearby.
Magistrates found him guilty. Chairman of magistrates Peter Fry called the defendant’s defence “a self-serving pack of lies”.
West was released on unconditional bail while a pre-sentence report is carried out and he will be sentenced on March 26 at Newport magistrates court.
Starting March 23, 2015, you won't be able to publicly share images and videos that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.
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