Prison sentence for Stamford man who exposed himself on Christmas Day

Paul Clarke faces four charges relating to indecent images of children
Paul Clarke faces four charges relating to indecent images of children
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A Stamford man who admitted deliberately exposing himself in front of other people on Christmas Day has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment.

Christopher Tilley, 50, was told by a judge at Lincoln Crown Court that his conduct was “quite appalling” earlier today (Monday).

But Judge John Pini QC, passing sentence, said Tilley would not be sent back to jail because he had spent six months on remand in custody since committing the offences.

At an earlier hearing Tilley, of Edmunds Close, Stamford, had pleaded guilty to three charges of exposure all committed on Christmas Day, 2014.

The court heard Tilley was remanded in to custody in early January after he was charged with the offences.

Tilley then remained in custody until he was released on bail in July for the preparation of a probation report, meaning he had already served the equivalent of a 12-month prison sentence.

His sentencing was further adjourned for three days after Tilley, who represented himself, was unable to attend Lincoln Crown Court because of a lack of transport.

Passing sentence Judge Pini told Tilley: “What you did on Christmas Day was quite appalling.”

But the judge added: “You have spent six months in custody, you have served the sentence you would have got by being remanded in to custody.

“You will not be sent back to custody.”