July 30, 2013 in Sex Offenders
Pervert Jamie Fowler, a Weston-super-Mare teenager who exposed himself to schoolgirls in court after he was tracked down on Facebook
A TEENAGER exposed himself to schoolgirls and photographed a two-year-old girl in changing rooms.
Jamie Fowler targeted youngsters in the street and filmed them on his phone as he carried out lewd acts from his car, Bristol Crown Court heard.
The 19-year-old, who has a history of indecent exposure, was tracked down after he was recognised on Facebook.
Fowler, of Upper Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, pleaded guilty to two charges of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, as well as voyeurism and exposure.
Julian Howells, prosecuting, said in April a 14-year-old girl was walking in Uphill Road, Weston, when Fowler pulled up in his car and said she had a nice bottom. Even though she told him to go away he followed her and she saw him committing a sex act from his car, telling her: “Look what I’m doing – I’m going to rape you.”
Mr Howells said: “She ran home, told her family and they rang the police. She was in a deep state of distress.”
The court heard Fowler was tracked down via Facebook and arrested in a MacDonald’s car park. Police analysed Fowler’s mobile phone and found video clips of him engaging the girl in the street, along with further footage of him carrying out separate sexual acts in front of two 13-year-old girls wearing school uniforms. A third clip was of a girl, aged two, getting changed with her father in changing rooms at Hutton Moor leisure centre in Weston.
Fowler told police the offences were carried out on the spur of the moment for his sexual gratification.
Susan Cavender, defending, said: “He is a real worry both to himself and his mother, who is understandably distraught. She feels that he needs help.
“He has said to me that he knows he needs help and he really wants it.”
Ms Cavender said Fowler had failed to complete a previous sex offenders’ course due to “dramatic transport difficulties”.
Judge Geoffrey Mercer QC handed Fowler an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order, banning him from having unsupervised contact with or filming girls aged under 16, before adjourned the case for sentencing next month.