Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Suspended sentence for man who offered girls £15 to let him drink their urine

A man has been spared jail after offering two young girls £15 to let him drink their urine. Christopher Poulter, 26, who lives in Horsham, Sussex, pleaded guilty to two offences of committing an act outraging public decency at Norwich Crown Court. The incident, which took place at St James’s pool in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, involved two girls aged 11 and 12.

Prosecutor John Morgans said the girls became aware that Poulter was staring at them. When asked why, he replied ‘because you look gorgeous and you look around my age’. After swimming off he came back and said ‘this might sound weird and embarrassing but I will give you £15 to let me drink your urine’.

One of the girls told Poulter that his remark was “sick” and although feeling shaken and scared, they remembered their parents advice about strangers, and immediately reported the matter to staff at the pool. Poulter was spoken to by staff and police were called. When Poulter’s phone was examined it was found to contain distasteful images of women.

After hearing Poulter had a number of personal difficulties, Recorder Maureen Baker QC imposed a nine month sentence suspended for two years and made him subject to a five year sexual offences prevention order, under which he must not have unsupervised contact with any child under 16. She also commended the quick-thinking actions of the girls and awarded them £100 each from public funds.

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