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Well I have already admitted that in all likely hood I stopped in my car to ask for directions, however they have accused me of exposing myself to the people is stopped to ask, which I absolutely did not !! This is making me feel ill, at the thought of potentially getting a criminal record for something I have not done.
No. I have never met them and do not know them personally. However I suggested that they may have though they had seen something that wasn't. I only stopped for a moment, I was sitting in my car and I wound the window down to ask for directions. They didn't respond so I drove off. I did not expose any of my anatomy to them at any point. I was wearing full length black trousers, a shirt a coat and a belt at the time.
Yes I spent around 8 hours in custody before being released on bail to appear at the end of the month. I was then visited at home by a police officer asking me to go back to sign some paperwork for me to take part in a VIPER which i did yesterday evening. I have since been given witness descriptions which are very basic. I have already admitted to stopping to ask for directions, but I did not expose myself during this time or any other time for that matter ! Where do I stand on this. The charge is for exposure. in that I stopped whilst driving a vehicle to ask 3 young females for directions. They didn't answer, therefore I drove away. At no point did I expose any part of myself to them. The next I knew the police came to my works ( I was driving the works vehicle at the time, and they took down the registration) and arrested me on suspicion of indecent exposure.
I'm trying to digest what you are saying? Does this mean that if only 1 of them thought they saw something and after I had driven away, they discussed it and agreed that they had all seen the same thing, that i'm likely to get charged and convicted? I honestly cannot believe that this has happened or that it would seem it will go to court. I am not suggesting anyone is lying. I am suggesting that they have misinterpreted seeing something and agreed between them that's what they saw afterwards. . . I just want to clarify, I did not expose myself during the few seconds I stopped to ask for directions. . . how is it possible that because they are sure I exposed myself to them, after they had the opportunity to discuss it between themselves, am I being treated as guilty? It seems that because I have no argument other than my word, I could potentially end up with a criminal record !! Is this the fairness of the UK justice system at its best? Incidentally all 3 description statements of me, taken at different times are exactly the same, verbatim.
So in reality if any one of the 3 say they saw what they think they saw I will be charged ? Or if they admit to conferring about it afterwards, the likelihood is that their memory of what happened has been affected, and the charges will be dropped?
I cannot believe this has happened!! What can I expect if I am charged with this offence ?