A man who exposed himself to a woman and her young son in Peterborough has been jailed.

Earl Allen, 51, exposed himself to the victims twice at about 5.10pm on July 4 last year in Orton Avenue.

Allen was identified as the man responsible and arrested on July 25.

When he was arrested Allen said, “so I’m going to prison for having a piss in the street.”

When the woman spoke to police she told them about the significant distress the incident had caused, particularly for her son who had “not been the same since”.

Yesterday (June 27) at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court, Allen, of Charnwood Close, Stanground, Peterborough, admitted exposure and was jailed for 28 weeks.

This included consecutive terms of ten weeks for exposure, six weeks for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order and 12 weeks following the activation of a suspended sentence.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years.

DC Kate Jacklin said: “Allen’s behaviour that day was disgusting.

“Despite his comments when he was arrested, it is clear he intentionally exposed himself to a woman and her young son.

“I’m pleased he has now appeared in court and faced justice.”