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Snodland man jailed for two years over exposure offences

A Snodland man who repeatedly exposed himself at locations including in a supermarket and whilst working as a delivery driver has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Robert Jenner was found guilty of 10 counts of indecent exposure following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court. Jenner carried out the offences in a number of areas across west Kent.

Between 7 and 13 December 2017, while working as a parcel delivery driver in Maidstone, he would approach customers wearing clothing which left him deliberately exposed. During the following month Jenner twice entered a supermarket in Larkfield wearing trousers he had altered. Material was cut from the crotch area to ensure he was exposed. On one occasion a member of staff refused to serve him at a checkout and after making his purchase with another employee he made a hasty exit.

Jenner went on to commit further offences elsewhere. On repeated occasions he was seen by visitors to Leybourne Lakes County Park, wearing see through shorts. Witnesses reported him running past areas frequented by families and children.

Wearing what victims described as ‘see through tights’, on 8 September 2019 Jenner then entered two shops in Maidstone. Police located him, still wearing the clothing, as he attempted to leave a town centre car park in his van. He was arrested, charged and remanded in custody, pending a trial.

At Canterbury Crown Court Jenner, aged 44, of Bingley Close, Snodland, was convicted of 10 counts of indecent exposure. A jury failed to come to a decision on an 11th charge. On Thursday 14 March 2019 he was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. Jenner was also added to the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and made subject to a criminal behaviour order for seven years.

PC Robert Fagg said: ‘Jenner claimed he was simply a naturist and would argue there was nothing wrong with his behaviour. The reality is that he manipulated and altered clothing to deliberately expose himself. When working as a delivery driver he would ensure he was exposed whilst asking customers to sign for parcels. His intention to shock and provoke has also been repeatedly demonstrated in a supermarket as well as locations where there would have been children.

‘Jenner’s actions have ultimately caused fear, distress and anxiety to a number of victims and a he is now paying the price with a custodial se

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