July 2019

Flasher banned from parks, beauty spots and tourist attractions

A flasher has been banned from more than 20 parks and country estates in Devon and Cornwall to clamp down on his perverted behaviour.

Paul Rowland, aged 46, has been barred by a court from entering vast areas of countryside, including Dartmoor National Park and Central Park in Plymouth.

City magistrates have also banned Rowland from National Trust estates at Saltram and Antony, Cotehele and part of the South West Coast Path.

Paul Steven Rowland, of King Street, Stonehouse, admitted intentionally exposing his genitals in Plymouth on July 6.

His existing Sexual Harm Prevention Order was amended to ban him from 22 different areas, mostly beauty spots, parks, woods and tourist attractions.

He is indefinitely barred from all the places indefinitely – and it is a criminal offence for him to enter them. The defendant was given a map showing all the areas.

Rowland was also handed an 18-month community order with 140 hours unpaid work and probation supervision.

He will be electronically-monitored to track his whereabouts for six months.

That is meant to deter him from offending by placing him at the scene of any crime.

Rowland must pay £90 victim surcharge and £40 costs.

He must sign the Sex Offender Register for five years.