Radlett flasher sentenced

18-year-old exposed himself to a woman with a baby

AN 18-year-old has been sentenced to a three-year community order after pleading guilty to sexual assaults and exposing himself, including to a woman with a baby, in Radlett.

Luke Wallis, now of Sleaford in Lincolnshire, was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court last week after pleading guilty to four sexual assaults, two sexual exposures and one charge of public order causing intentional harassment, alarm and distress in Radlett.

Det Con Laura Chillingworth, of the local crime unit, said: “The incidents caused understandable distress to many Radlett residents in April when out of the blue several women, including a woman with a young baby, were approached and exposed to by Wallis.”

She said that Wallis was quickly identified and arrested following information from the public.

Wallis will be supervised under the community order for two years. He is also prohibited from entering Radlett for 18 months, has been ordered to stay at an address in Lincoln for 18 months and prohibited from having any open alcohol in public for 18 months.

The vulnerable teenager pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this month and was sentenced on Monday, September 19. He was arrested for sex exposure in The Pathway in April this year and subsequently charged with a further five offences in Craigwell Avenue, Watling Street and Christchurch Crescent.