Pervert who exposed himself to girls put on sex offenders’ register

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A pervert has admitted exposing himself to young girls.

But in an interview, the unemployed 25-year-old told police it actually happened on seven or eight occasions.

He first struck on August 9 last year, when he followed a 13-year-old girl along a footpath close to Corhampton Crescent, Leigh Park.

The young girl moved aside to allow him to pass but turned to see him performing a lewd act.

The terrified youngster ran off in the opposite direction.

Then on October 20 as he followed two 14-year-old schoolgirls along Chalton Crescent, Leigh Park he again exposed himself.

Four days later he cycled past a 21-year-old woman late at night, stopped in front of her and exposed himself.

The last offence police know of was on December 23.

Two 12 and 13-year-old girls were walking through an alleyway linking the Ditcham Crescent area to Dunsbury Way when he exposed himself and asked them to commit a sex act on him. Prosecutor Graham Dubber said: ‘When he was arrested he accepted that he was guilty of the offences and said he was stupid for acting in that way.

‘He said he has a problem with cannabis, that he was an addict.

‘He said he was making an effort to stop, having used it since he was 13.

‘He said he often went out on his bike for a ride.

Mr Dubber said Woodhall would wolf whistle at girls, shout ‘oi, oi’ and in total this happened about seven or eight times but he could not recall each occasion specifically.

‘He said what he had done was quite disgusting, he was stupid and wanted to say sorry.’

Howard Barrington-Clark, representing Woodhall, added: ‘I can’t explain the inexplicable. He has offered no explanation.’

District Judge Anne Arnold sentenced Woodhall to 12 months for each offence, to run consecutively and suspended for 18 months.

Woodhall, of Middle Park Way, Havant, must complete a sex offenders’ rehabilitation programme, pay £85 costs and sign on the Sex Offenders’ Register for seven years.