Man jailed for showing an indecent image of himself to a nine year old girl
A man who showed an obscene photo of himself to a young girl who covered her eyes at the shocking image has been jailed for two years.
Gordon Frow, 37, was visiting the girl at an address in the south of Lincoln when he produced his phone and showed the the photo of himself performing a sex act.
Lincoln Crown Court heard that the girl’s reaction was to shield her eyes and to tell him to get the photograph off the screen.
Frow, of College Close, Lincoln, denied a charge of causing a child to watch a sexual act as a result of the incident in November 2016 but was found guilty by a jury after a trial.
He was cleared of sexually assaulting the young girl. In a separate trial he was found not guilty of charges of rape and sexual assault on a woman.
The jury failed to reach a verdict on a further charge of sexual assault and afterwards the prosecution decided not to pursue the matter.
He denied all three matters. He denied two charges of breach of a non-molestation after contacting two women in breach of a previous court order.
He changed his plea and admitted one of the charges and was found guilty by a jury of the second charge.
Frow had earlier admitted a charge of driving while disqualified.
Greg Purcell, prosecuting, said that had previous convictions going back to 2002 for a number of offences including harassment and breach of a restraining order.
In 2004 he was convicted of having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16.
Frow was jailed for two years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years. He was also banned from driving for three years.
A decision on whether to impose a sexual harm prevention order has been adjourned to a later date.
Judge Simon Hirst, passing sentence, told him: “These offences are so serious that only a custodial sentence can be passed.”