Creep quickly pulled up trousers after police caught him exposing himself to women
A creep indecently exposed himself to two women while walking home late at night
Abdulrahman Ahmed was caught with his trousers down by police who chanced upon the scene.
The father-of-three denied the offence, saying that one of the women who said she saw his private parts, and a policeman who said he saw the same, were both wrong.
A jury convicted the married man of indecently exposing himself in the early hours of Thursday, May 30, reports Leicestershire Live.
Claire Fraser, prosecuting, said the victim and her friend were walking along the pavement in London Road, Stoneygate, Leicester, at 2am, when a male pulled alongside them in a car and offered them a lift.
The victim looked at the 34-year-old driver and saw his trousers were “pulled down” and she saw his private parts.
Miss Fraser said: “They ignored him and continued walking, but the defendant persisted and continued to follow them in his car saying, ‘Do you want a lift?’.
“At this stage (the complainant) was able to see the defendant again.”
He appeared naked from the waist down, exposing himself.
Giving evidence, the victim told the court she had been “disgusted” and “afraid”.
Two officers in an unmarked police car nearby became suspicious of what the driver was up to.
PC Philip Gray went to speak to the defendant in the driver’s seat and saw he wore his boxer shorts with his private parts exposed, and his trousers lowered to his ankles.
Ahmed quickly attempted to pull his trousers up.
He was arrested and cautioned.
Ahmed had a small amount of cannabis on him, which he accepted was his at the scene.
The second officer, Pc Daniel Johnston, went to speak to the two women to whom Ahmed had just spoken, and a complaint was made.
Ahmed, of Turner Rise, Oadby, who has no previous convictions, denied any wrongdoing in his police interview, saying he had merely undone his belt to feel more comfortable when driving, and his trousers may have ridden down to his knee area without him realising.
Giving evidence in his defence, Ahmed told the jury he was a pensions adviser with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in accounting and finance, and a masters degree in banking and international finance.
He said he was driving home from visiting his mother’s home in the city when he thought he recognised one of the two women and stopped to offer a lift, which they twice declined.
Ahmed insisted that at no stage did he expose himself.
He said: “My trousers were not down to my ankles, they were between my knee and thigh; I have a habit of loosening up the belt.”
He said that at no time was he exposed, and claimed the woman witness and Pc Gray had “misinterpreted” the situation and were both “mistaken” about what they thought they saw.
Ahmed said it was “not possible” that he was exposed, even accidentally.
He said: “I had one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the gearbox, moving to second gear.”
He suggested his hand or fingers could have been mistaken for his private parts in the dark and his brown trousers were higher up than alleged.
Miss Fraser, during cross-examination, said: “Are you suggesting the officer is mistaking your brown trousers for your skin?”
“Yes, that’s correct,” said the defendant.
Miss Fraser said: “It was unfortunate for you the police were observing your interaction with these females?”
Ahmed said: “They were just doing their job.”
Miss Fraser said: “You didn’t know they were there, you must have had the fright of your life when their unmarked vehicle pulled up?”
Ahmed said: “It made me panic because I didn’t know he was a police officer.”
She said: “I’m going to suggest you deliberately approached these females with the intention of exposing yourself to them, to cause alarm and distress?”
Ahmed said: “No, that’s incorrect … I didn’t, I would have no benefit of causing that.”
Miss Fraser said: “These females were terrified of you?”
Ahmed said: “No, the police had to chase after them to make (obtain) a statement.”
The jury of seven women and five men took one hour and 20 minutes to convict the defendant unanimously.
Recorder Ruth Coffey adjourned the case for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.
Releasing Ahmed on bail, she said that “all sentencing options” would be considered at the next hearing in four weeks’ time.