Pervert who admitted exposing himself to two 11-year-old schoolgirls evades jail

COMMUNITY ORDER: Mark Lemon

COMMUNITY ORDER: Mark Lemon

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A PERVERT who admitted exposing himself to two schoolgirls at a Poole pub last year was given a three-year community order this week.

Sentencing Mark Lemon, of Chesildene Avenue, Bournemouth, Judge Peter Johnson said jailing him would be inappropriate according to the guidelines, and he ordered the 56-year-old to attend a course for sex offenders to help address his ‘deviant tendencies'.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard that Lemon drove to the pub on June 6 last year and approached two 11-year-old girls who were playing nearby.

After asking them to look after his car he went inside and bought a pint, before returning and sitting on a bench near them.

Prosecuting, Nicholas Robinson said: “The defendant would later say that they spoke to him, but the girls said he asked them ‘are you naughty at school?’.

“The girls described how he pulled his shorts to one side and exposed his penis, and asked the girls to sit next to him on the bench.”

He said Lemon sat with the girls for more than 30 minutes.

When he was arrested two days later – the girls having remembered his car registration number – a laptop and computer tower were taken from his home and the four level one images, depicting “erotic posing but no sexual activity” were discovered, as well as 240 images of children in bikinis not deemed unlawful by police investigators.

Police also discovered that Lemon had searched on 22 occasions for ‘Lolita’ in 2007, described by Mr Robinson as a search term ‘used by paedophiles to look up images of girls under the age of 16’.

In mitigation, Brian Sharman acknowledged his client, a car park attendant, had initially denied the exposure when questioned – as a result of which his victims had been forced to give video interviews – but said this was down to ‘embarrassment’.

“He has impressed the probation officer with his acceptance that it was wrong to have done what he did,” he said.

Lemon admitted exposure and four counts of possessing indecent images of children. He denied one further count of exposure which was not pursued by the Crown.

Lemon, who has no previous convictions, was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years, and a Sexual Offences Prevention Order was made restricting his access to the internet, and banning him from being alone with children.

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2:09pm Thu 13 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....
We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries..... O'Reilly
  • Score: 12

2:47pm Thu 13 Mar 14

retry69 says...

"Jailing him would be inappropriate according to guidelines" as a dad and grandad to three beautiful girls I feel sickened that those who have been elected to act on behalf and to the benefit of society are allowing people like this to continue to walk among us.What must they be thinking ?
"Jailing him would be inappropriate according to guidelines" as a dad and grandad to three beautiful girls I feel sickened that those who have been elected to act on behalf and to the benefit of society are allowing people like this to continue to walk among us.What must they be thinking ? retry69
  • Score: 30

4:38pm Thu 13 Mar 14

KitKatPuss says...

I cannot understand why on earth this man hasn't been jailed? The judege says that "jailing him would be inappropriate according to guidelines".....what a load of rubbish! How about the fact that he exposed himself to schoolgirls being appropriate according to society's guidelines?
I cannot understand why on earth this man hasn't been jailed? The judege says that "jailing him would be inappropriate according to guidelines".....what a load of rubbish! How about the fact that he exposed himself to schoolgirls being appropriate according to society's guidelines? KitKatPuss
  • Score: 19

5:13pm Thu 13 Mar 14

BmthLocalite says...

He also lives very close to an all girls school... that surely should be a concern?
Also 'deviant tendencies' is a ridiculous term for describing this behaviour, it just makes it sound like an under-age smoker or something. These are sick tendencies, purely sick and should be given the appropriate punishment if we stand any chance of protecting our children.
He also lives very close to an all girls school... that surely should be a concern? Also 'deviant tendencies' is a ridiculous term for describing this behaviour, it just makes it sound like an under-age smoker or something. These are sick tendencies, purely sick and should be given the appropriate punishment if we stand any chance of protecting our children. BmthLocalite
  • Score: 10

5:41pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Huey says...

Exposing himself and not jailed...?
Maybe there was a very very small and pathetic amount of evidence on display....
Exposing himself and not jailed...? Maybe there was a very very small and pathetic amount of evidence on display.... Huey
  • Score: 7

5:44pm Thu 13 Mar 14

MotorbikeSam says...

O'Reilly wrote:
We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....
why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ???
Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....[/p][/quote]why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ??? Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult... MotorbikeSam
  • Score: 3

6:17pm Thu 13 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....
why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ???
Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...
Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....[/p][/quote]why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ??? Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...[/p][/quote]Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds. O'Reilly
  • Score: -1

6:53pm Thu 13 Mar 14

MotorbikeSam says...

O'Reilly wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....
why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ???
Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...
Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.
so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....[/p][/quote]why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ??? Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...[/p][/quote]Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.[/p][/quote]so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment?? MotorbikeSam
  • Score: 0

7:02pm Thu 13 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....
why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ???
Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...
Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.
so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??
Nice try.....but I'm Male.
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....[/p][/quote]why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ??? Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...[/p][/quote]Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.[/p][/quote]so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??[/p][/quote]Nice try.....but I'm Male. O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

9:15pm Thu 13 Mar 14

poolebabe says...

Another pervert free to walk the streets! Unbelievable. He should be banged up or castrated. There isn't a cure for these deviant tendencies. It's called paedophilia, a warped sexuality. At least we know who and where he is though. So why not name other sex offenders? You know, the ones the authorities can't effectively monitor, as per story earlier in the week?
Another pervert free to walk the streets! Unbelievable. He should be banged up or castrated. There isn't a cure for these deviant tendencies. It's called paedophilia, a warped sexuality. At least we know who and where he is though. So why not name other sex offenders? You know, the ones the authorities can't effectively monitor, as per story earlier in the week? poolebabe
  • Score: 9

9:38pm Thu 13 Mar 14

umpa lumpa1 says...

My daughter was one of those girls concerned and thankfully hasn't affected her too much and at least this man has been found out and named and shamed. Five years on register however I feel is too short!!
My daughter was one of those girls concerned and thankfully hasn't affected her too much and at least this man has been found out and named and shamed. Five years on register however I feel is too short!! umpa lumpa1
  • Score: 19

11:01pm Thu 13 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....
why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ???
Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...
Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.
so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??
Yes, with respect it's not too difficult, although I trust 'O'Reilly' is in part wrong and this sort of sick perversion will never be 'normalised'.

But as I understand he is suggesting with pretty good reasons that some big players in the British 'establishment' (TPTB) have (or had) reasons to want paedophilia to be normalised/legalised
. For example consider all the emerging covered up scandals in religious circles, the BBC's Jimmy Savile/Stuart Hall cover ups and the recent exposure of past glossed over but formal left-wing UK political establishment associations with the vile PIE.

So give this commentator a break please, I think he is actually making quite a sound point on this distasteful topic!
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....[/p][/quote]why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ??? Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...[/p][/quote]Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.[/p][/quote]so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??[/p][/quote]Yes, with respect it's not too difficult, although I trust 'O'Reilly' is in part wrong and this sort of sick perversion will never be 'normalised'. But as I understand he is suggesting with pretty good reasons that some big players in the British 'establishment' (TPTB) have (or had) reasons to want paedophilia to be normalised/legalised . For example consider all the emerging covered up scandals in religious circles, the BBC's Jimmy Savile/Stuart Hall cover ups and the recent exposure of past glossed over but formal left-wing UK political establishment associations with the vile PIE. So give this commentator a break please, I think he is actually making quite a sound point on this distasteful topic! muscliffman
  • Score: 10

5:54am Fri 14 Mar 14

Scouser4ever says...

I cant believe this dirty stinking pervert is still walking the streets what is wrong with are judges i think they are on another planet, no wonder people take the law into there own hands. it is totally beyond belief, should be jailed for minimum 5 years.
I cant believe this dirty stinking pervert is still walking the streets what is wrong with are judges i think they are on another planet, no wonder people take the law into there own hands. it is totally beyond belief, should be jailed for minimum 5 years. Scouser4ever
  • Score: 5

7:49am Fri 14 Mar 14

poolebabe says...

umpa lumpa1 wrote:
My daughter was one of those girls concerned and thankfully hasn't affected her too much and at least this man has been found out and named and shamed. Five years on register however I feel is too short!!
I can imagine how you feel. Discust and rage that a grown man has taken away a piece of your child's innocence for his own sick perversion. The legal system does not take into account enough the wider impact on the family. I agree wholeheartedly that five years on the sex offender register is not enough, however, as he was not jailed, I believe that is the maximum he could get. One positive is, as it stands he will never be able to work in a position of trust, as it will show on a disclosure for life. However, the government are looking to change how long offences will stay on file. Please god that this won't effect those that commit sexual offences!
[quote][p][bold]umpa lumpa1[/bold] wrote: My daughter was one of those girls concerned and thankfully hasn't affected her too much and at least this man has been found out and named and shamed. Five years on register however I feel is too short!![/p][/quote]I can imagine how you feel. Discust and rage that a grown man has taken away a piece of your child's innocence for his own sick perversion. The legal system does not take into account enough the wider impact on the family. I agree wholeheartedly that five years on the sex offender register is not enough, however, as he was not jailed, I believe that is the maximum he could get. One positive is, as it stands he will never be able to work in a position of trust, as it will show on a disclosure for life. However, the government are looking to change how long offences will stay on file. Please god that this won't effect those that commit sexual offences! poolebabe
  • Score: 6

8:37am Fri 14 Mar 14

TinyLegacy says...

He actually lives within walking distance of a number of schools, primarily Muscliffe junior school. It amazes me that he hasn't at least been moved somewhere.
He actually lives within walking distance of a number of schools, primarily Muscliffe junior school. It amazes me that he hasn't at least been moved somewhere. TinyLegacy
  • Score: 5

8:59am Fri 14 Mar 14

RM says...

This perv lives in B'mouth but so many of them live in the Poole/B'mouth conurbation that I've suggested Poole should change its flagship phrase 'Poole - it's a beautiful place' to 'Poole - it's a perverts' paradise'. Let's hope our NEXT government actually believes in law and order & makes some major changes to our legal system.
This perv lives in B'mouth but so many of them live in the Poole/B'mouth conurbation that I've suggested Poole should change its flagship phrase 'Poole - it's a beautiful place' to 'Poole - it's a perverts' paradise'. Let's hope our NEXT government actually believes in law and order & makes some major changes to our legal system. RM
  • Score: 3

10:29am Fri 14 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

He got off light,but mathew kelly got off completely !
He got off light,but mathew kelly got off completely ! pete woodley
  • Score: 5

7:36pm Fri 14 Mar 14

rudestickers says...

It makes me so angry when I read that yet another pervert has walked from a prison sentence! Is there something wrong with the judges in Dorset? Seriously this disgusts me. We have some dangerous people living amongst us. Protect our children and lock these animals away.
It makes me so angry when I read that yet another pervert has walked from a prison sentence! Is there something wrong with the judges in Dorset? Seriously this disgusts me. We have some dangerous people living amongst us. Protect our children and lock these animals away. rudestickers
  • Score: 5

8:21pm Fri 14 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

muscliffman wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....
why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ???
Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...
Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.
so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??
Yes, with respect it's not too difficult, although I trust 'O'Reilly' is in part wrong and this sort of sick perversion will never be 'normalised'.

But as I understand he is suggesting with pretty good reasons that some big players in the British 'establishment' (TPTB) have (or had) reasons to want paedophilia to be normalised/legalised

. For example consider all the emerging covered up scandals in religious circles, the BBC's Jimmy Savile/Stuart Hall cover ups and the recent exposure of past glossed over but formal left-wing UK political establishment associations with the vile PIE.

So give this commentator a break please, I think he is actually making quite a sound point on this distasteful topic!
I was referring to the normalisation in the minds of the public to the fact that this is ok....we have five year olds told about gay sex.........this is driven from the TOP......not some soppy Common Purpose teacher, although they are part of the plan....Peace!
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....[/p][/quote]why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ??? Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...[/p][/quote]Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.[/p][/quote]so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??[/p][/quote]Yes, with respect it's not too difficult, although I trust 'O'Reilly' is in part wrong and this sort of sick perversion will never be 'normalised'. But as I understand he is suggesting with pretty good reasons that some big players in the British 'establishment' (TPTB) have (or had) reasons to want paedophilia to be normalised/legalised . For example consider all the emerging covered up scandals in religious circles, the BBC's Jimmy Savile/Stuart Hall cover ups and the recent exposure of past glossed over but formal left-wing UK political establishment associations with the vile PIE. So give this commentator a break please, I think he is actually making quite a sound point on this distasteful topic![/p][/quote]I was referring to the normalisation in the minds of the public to the fact that this is ok....we have five year olds told about gay sex.........this is driven from the TOP......not some soppy Common Purpose teacher, although they are part of the plan....Peace! O'Reilly
  • Score: 4

11:54pm Fri 14 Mar 14

ragj195 says...

O'Reilly wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....
why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ???
Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...
Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.
so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??
Yes, with respect it's not too difficult, although I trust 'O'Reilly' is in part wrong and this sort of sick perversion will never be 'normalised'.

But as I understand he is suggesting with pretty good reasons that some big players in the British 'establishment' (TPTB) have (or had) reasons to want paedophilia to be normalised/legalised


. For example consider all the emerging covered up scandals in religious circles, the BBC's Jimmy Savile/Stuart Hall cover ups and the recent exposure of past glossed over but formal left-wing UK political establishment associations with the vile PIE.

So give this commentator a break please, I think he is actually making quite a sound point on this distasteful topic!
I was referring to the normalisation in the minds of the public to the fact that this is ok....we have five year olds told about gay sex.........this is driven from the TOP......not some soppy Common Purpose teacher, although they are part of the plan....Peace!
When I was at school in the mid 80's it was "ok" for an old guy in a Union Jack costume to hand sweets out to kids in the playground. The school allowed it and our parents thought nothing strange of it.

It was also "ok" for a PE teacher at Winton Boys to make you do PE in your underpants if you forgot your kit.

How on earth are we in a worse position now than then?
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: We are well on the road to the 'normalization' of Paedophilia in this country....it is what the TPTB want, as they are the main beneficiaries.....[/p][/quote]why oh why would the "The Powers That Be" benefit for Normalisation ( not that I believe it ever will be) of paedophilia ??? Its great to make sweeping statements .. but backing them up maybe a little difficult...[/p][/quote]Maybe in due time you will get the gist of what I am saying......until that time keep going around with your head in the clouds.[/p][/quote]so does anyone else on here understand Miss O'Reilly's strange comment??[/p][/quote]Yes, with respect it's not too difficult, although I trust 'O'Reilly' is in part wrong and this sort of sick perversion will never be 'normalised'. But as I understand he is suggesting with pretty good reasons that some big players in the British 'establishment' (TPTB) have (or had) reasons to want paedophilia to be normalised/legalised . For example consider all the emerging covered up scandals in religious circles, the BBC's Jimmy Savile/Stuart Hall cover ups and the recent exposure of past glossed over but formal left-wing UK political establishment associations with the vile PIE. So give this commentator a break please, I think he is actually making quite a sound point on this distasteful topic![/p][/quote]I was referring to the normalisation in the minds of the public to the fact that this is ok....we have five year olds told about gay sex.........this is driven from the TOP......not some soppy Common Purpose teacher, although they are part of the plan....Peace![/p][/quote]When I was at school in the mid 80's it was "ok" for an old guy in a Union Jack costume to hand sweets out to kids in the playground. The school allowed it and our parents thought nothing strange of it. It was also "ok" for a PE teacher at Winton Boys to make you do PE in your underpants if you forgot your kit. How on earth are we in a worse position now than then? ragj195
  • Score: 4

8:08pm Tue 18 Mar 14

grumpyolddear says...

Research shows that sex offenders move in one direction only, that is the reverse gear does not work for them. Therefore if they are not prevented from further offences, these offenders will search for increasingly more explicit experiences. Taking greater risks for instance... as we see in this case.

What next!
Research shows that sex offenders move in one direction only, that is the reverse gear does not work for them. Therefore if they are not prevented from further offences, these offenders will search for increasingly more explicit experiences. Taking greater risks for instance... as we see in this case. What next! grumpyolddear
  • Score: 1

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