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Teenager exposed himself to four pensioners in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 15:06 13 November 2010 | UPDATED: 19:24 14 November 2010

A teenager who exposed himself to four elderly women was twice the legal drink drive limit when he committed the lewd acts, a court has heard.

Jacob Chenery, 19, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Friday to be sentenced having previously pleaded guilty to four counts of exposure in Norwich on July 3.

Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said the women that Chenery, of Ebenezer Place, off St Augustine’s Street, Norwich, exposed himself to were aged between 56 and 77.

Chenery approached the first victim while she was talking to her friend outside some shops at the junction of Mile Cross Road and Drayton Road, Norwich, at about 8.05am. Chenery asked her for a light for a cigarette. About 10 minutes later she heard Chenery’s voice. He again asked for a light but the victim told him she did not smoke. Mr Ivory said: “He (Chenery) then spoke and said ‘look at this’”. She turned to see Chenery exposing himself. She said she would call the police.

Chenery then exposed himself to a second woman, aged 77, at 10.45am, a third woman, aged 68 and who is partially blind, at a bus stop about five minutes later, and a fourth woman, aged 56, on Drayton Road at about 10.55am.

When interviewed by police, Chenery said he had been drinking and “didn’t really remember” what happened.

John Farmer, mitigating, called Chenery’s father Jason, 41, to give evidence. Mr Chenery, who is separated from his wife and who has cared for his since he was 10, said the offences were totally out of character. He said: “He’s a smashing young lad with lots of ambition. He’s kind-hearted, just a perfect son, I couldn’t wish for any more.”

The court heard that Chenery was knocked after being made redundant from his job as a car body sprayer in the spring.

Mr Chenery was away when the offences happened and his son was found to be twice the legal drink drive limit.

He said: “I believe that Jacob can’t remember what he did that day to be honest. This has been hell for him to have admitted this. He didn’t know what he was doing.”

The case has been adjourned until November 19 and Chenery bailed until that date.

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