November 2019

Sex offender who touched himself in Exeter park banned from every playing field in Britain

A drunken groper has been banned from every playing field in the country after he shocked schoolchildren by carrying out a sex act in a play area.

Kieran Lord has also been banned from following women in the street and  sent on a sex offenders’ treatment course after he grabbed two women in Exeter.

He also touched their genitals and then moved on to a public playing field where he terrified a group of male and female teenagers by putting his hand down his shorts and masturbating.

All the offences happened near Polsloe Road railway station and the sexual assaults both started with him grabbing the victims’ bottoms before he touched their private parts over clothing.

He had spent the day drinking on Cathedral Green and was on his way home when he encountered the young women, both of whom were complete strangers.

Lord, aged 31, formerly of Budlake, near Broadclyst, admitted two counts of sexual assault and two of outraging public decency. He is now thought to be living in Cullompton.

He was jailed for six months, suspended two years and ordered to attend sex offenders and alcohol treatment courses by Judge Peter Johnson at Exeter Crown Court.

The judge also imposed a seven year Sexual Harm Prevention Order which bans contact with children, following women in the street, and a condition ‘not to enter any play park, playing fields and recreation grounds’.

He was told that he could apply to have the terms altered if he joined a bona fide sports team which uses public playing fields.

The judge told him:”You sexually attacked two complete strangers. These women were going about their lawful business when you came upon them and in the space of five minutes you carried out very similar attacks.

“You grabbed hold of their bottoms, albeit over clothing, before moving your hand to their vaginal area. If that was not enough, you twice approached young children in their teens in a park and thrust your hand down your shorts and started to masturbate.”

Miss Christine Hart, prosecuting, said Lord approached the two women at around 7 pm on June 28 this year. he told the first she was beautiful and gorgeous before grabbing her bottom.

He did exactly the same to the second victim before he went to the Hamlin Lane playing fields where he told a 15-year-old girl she had a ‘nice bum’ and masturbated in front of children on two different occasions