Man who exposed himself is placed on sex offenders’ register

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A MAN convicted of exposing himself has been given a community order and placed on the sex offenders’ register.

Nathan Butcher, 30, of Luffenham Close, Stamford, was convicted by a jury of three charges of exposure following a trial earlier this year.

He was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday.

The earlier hearing was told Butcher twice exposed himself to the same girl over a week-long period in January 2011.

He also exposed himself to another girl before being arrested.

Butcher denied all three charges but was found guilty by the jury.

He was given a community order with three years supervision and ordered to participate in a community sex offenders group work programme.

Recorder Gareth Evans QC also placed Butcher on the sex offenders’ register for five years and banned him for life from working with children.

Butcher’s name will also appear on a barred list which will mean any employer who gives him a job working alongside children will face prosecution.

The Recorder told Butcher: “It must have been very unpleasant for your victims to have been walking around the streets and been confronted by you. The jury convicted you on overwhelming evidence.

“You were a man of good character and it is a shame to see you throwing it away by doing what you did on those occasions. Hopefully you will not appear before a court again.”

Andrew Price, defending, said Butcher hopes soon to return to work after a period of absence. He said a further penalty such as an evening curfew would prevent him from working as he is employed on shift work.

* We have been asked to point out that Butcher no longer lives at the address given in court.