Flasher targeted teens on buses

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A SERIAL flasher’s pleas for one last chance were ignored as a judge jailed him for exposing himself on South Yorkshire buses.

John Wilbraham will spend a year behind bars for a string of offences which saw him perform a sex act in front of teenagers on buses.

Sheffield Crown Court heard the 71-year-old repeatedly made a 70-mile round trip to Meadowhall from his home to use the X78 service between June and July last year, despite being banned from using buses by a sexual offences prevention order.

On four occasions, he exposed himself to girls and boys aged 15 to 17, performing a sex act and making grunting noises.

Wilbraham, who has convictions for exposure dating back to 1970, did so while subject to a community order imposed for similar offences.

Stephanie Hollis, prosecuting yesterday, said: “A 17-year-old said it left her not wanting to use public transport and scared of older men.”

CCTV was used to trace Wilbraham, of Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, and he was arrested. He admitted four counts of indecent exposure and six breaches of a sexual offences prevention order.

Wilbraham was also banned from using a bus without prior written consent from police.