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Park pervert filmed victims on his mobile; COURT: FLASHER PREYED ON HORRIFIED WOMEN NEAR LANDMARK Flasher, 25, is banned from park.

Byline: ROSS MCCARTHY Court Reporter

A SERIAL flasher has been banned from Birmingham's biggest park for exposing himself to women - and filming their horrified reaction. Pervert Paul Curley preyed on his victims in Sutton Park and captured their responses on his mobile phone.

Birmingham Crown Court heard he targeted women near one of the park's most popular family spots, the Jamboree Stone, near Streetly Gate.

The 25-year-old, who also performed lewd acts, was banned from the park for five years after he admitted five charges of indecent exposure. Passing sentence, Judge Roderick Henderson condemned Curley for adding to his victims' anguish by recording them. He told him: "A number of times you had a phone with you, which would have intimidated them even more." But he said Curley's actions may have been a "cry for help" and a course of treatment was the best way to stop him repeating the offences. Curley, of Hotspur Road, Kin- anding, was handed a three-year community order and told to perform 150 hours' unpaid work. Harpreet Sandhu, prosecuting, said he first struck on March 9, when a woman parking her car saw Curley emerging from woodland. He asked for the time and, when she looked up, saw he had exposed himself. "She saw in his right hand he held a mobile phone," Mr Sandhu said. "He appeared to be either videoing or taking a photo of her." Curley ran off but exposed himself to a woman dog walker about half an hour later. Mr Sandhu said Curley repeated the offence on March 18 and 30. He was arrested in the park, following a brief chase, after one of the victims called the police.But he went on to flash at another woman in the park while on bail, the court heard. Timothy Pole, defending, said Curley had "issues" and needed support.

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Aug 26, 2013
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