November 2018

Serial sex pest exposes himself on train to six different victims

Oliver Shoesmith

A pervert who repeatedly exposed himself to females travelling alone on the railway has been jailed for three years.

Oliver Shoesmith will now sign up to the sex offenders register indefinitely after admitting six counts of indecent exposure at Winchester Crown Court.

The 36-year-old exposed himself on six different occasions over the course of a year.

His reign of abuse began in July 2017, boarding trains heading for destinations including Southampton and Aldershot.

The court was told that he would follow his victims into empty carriages before sitting close to them.

Five of the victims reported becoming uncomfortable when they noticed Shoesmith was staring at them.

In each incident Shoesmith then went on to perform a sex act on himself in full view of the women, while looking directly at them.

He approached his sixth victim, a train guard on a service from London Waterloo to Alton, and exposed himself to her before performing a sex act on himself in front of her.

As well as imprisonment, Shoesmith was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.