August 2017

Judge tells sex offender ‘no one wants to see your flaccid penis’

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A convicted paedophile who whistled and flashed at a 12-year-old girl has been jailed, after the judge told him: ‘Nobody wants to see your flaccid penis.’

Darren Reynolds, a 47-year-old from Chelmsford in Essex, flashed the girl on July 14 as she walked home from school.

The victim was walking down the street when she heard a whistle. She turned around and saw Reynolds standing in the doorway of a house with his pants down.

The girl ran home to tell her parents what had happened, and after describing the suspect to police, officers went to Reynolds’ home.

After reluctantly answering the door he denied the offence, telling officers that he was walking in Hylands Park at the time.

However, on Wednesday he pleaded guilty to one count of exposure at Chelmsford Magistrates Court.

This is his third exposure offence, having been convicted of flashing children in 2002, and then again in 2011.

Deputy District Judge Johnson told Reynolds: ‘You have a history of offending. Offences of this nature can have a significant impact, and indeed a lifelong impact, on those it is committed. It is not acceptable to behave in this manner.

‘Nobody wants to see your flaccid penis in public Mr Reynolds. You need to stop exposing yourself.’

Reynolds was sentenced to a six month term, with three months in custody and another three months on licence.

He was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Reynolds’ convictions, which date back to 1988, include:

Indecently assaulting a three-year-old girl in 1990

Pulling up next to children outside schools with his penis exposed in 2002 and, in 2011, of searching through toy adverts in local papers to find phone numbers that children may have answered.

Even when their parents picked up, Reynolds told them that he wanted to have sex with their children.

June 2015

Paedophile with history of sex offending jailed after showing penis to 11-year-old girl

A paedophile with a history of sex offending has been jailed for more than two years after an 11-year-old girl filmed him patrolling streets near a school.

Darren Reynolds, 45, of Wagtail Drive, Heybridge, had asked the schoolgirl: “Do you like it darling?” while sitting on a bench in Grange Hill, Coggeshall, with his penis exposed.

Yet police traced him after the “courageous” girl filmed his car registration plate, before singling him out in a police identity parade.

At his Chelmsford Crown Court sentencing hearing on Thursday, Patricia Lynch QC told Reynolds, who has 20 previous convictions for 61 offences, “now is the time to pay”.

“No one wants to look at your penis, let alone any children and let alone an 11-year-old schoolgirl,” said Judge Lynch.

The court heard the girl was walking from school, down Bridge Street into Grange Hill, in Coggeshall at about 3.30pm on Wednesday, February 11, when she filmed Reynolds’ silver Ford Focus repeatedly driving past.

The prosecution claims when she eventually walked past Reynolds, as he sat on a bench, he said: “Hello darling” followed by: “Do you like it darling?” with his trousers down and hands on his lap.

He indicated a not guilty plea at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court in March and again in April, but said he finally pleaded guilty on Monday, June 1, to speed up the sentencing.

He confesses he crossed paths with the girl, but refutes ever saying anything.

“But your actions were bad enough,” said Judge Lynch.

“Imagine it was your children Mr Reynolds who had been frightened by a stranger who decided he was going to sit on a park bench for some sexual release?

“How pathetic is that? How pathetic are the consequences, to scare an 11-year-old child, and not just momentarily but thereafter.

“You have done this time, time and time again and time and time again you have targeted children haven’t you?

“There is just no explanation or excuse for that because it’s just unforgivable. They’re children and they deserve to be protected from you because you have served substantial sentences in custody and you have learned nothing.

“Now is the time to pay for targeting those children. Children should be protected, nurtured and cherished, not scared by a man who gets some sort of sexual thrill by exposing themselves.”

Reynolds’ convictions, which date back to 1988, include:

Indecently assaulting a three-year-old girl in 1990

Pulling up next to children outside schools with his penis exposed in 2002 and, in 2011, of searching through toy adverts in local papers to find phone numbers that children may have answered. Even when their parents picked up, Reynolds told them that he wanted to have sex with their children.

He was handed a five-month term on Thursday for indecent exposure and a two-year jail term, to run consecutively, for breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Judge Lynch ended the hearing by slating the Crown Prosecution Service’s suggestion that the girl should give evidence in court to challenge Reynolds’ claim that he never spoke to her.

June 2015

Notorious Essex sex offender exposed genitals to Coggeshall girl, 11

A MAN with a history of sex offences pleaded guilty to exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl in February.

Darren Reynolds, 44, of Wagtail Drive, Heybridge, appeared in Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday where he admitted two charges.

As well as exposing his genitals to the young girl in Coggeshall, who was alone at the time, Reynolds was charged with speaking to the girl while prohibited from doing so on February 11 of this year.

Following Reynold’s guilty pleas, Judge Charles Gratwicke, heard Reynolds had a “significant history” of past sexual misdemeanours, resulting in him being placed under a Sexual Offences Prevention Order in 2013.

Since the implementation of the order, the court heard that he has been attending a group programme to tackle his behaviour.

A report on progress made, which will be provided by the probation service, will help determine his sentence.

Reynolds was remanded in custody following his court appearance and will next appear on the week beginning Monday, June 22 for sentencing.

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