Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens jailed for indecent exposure

Sarah Everard killer Wayne Couzens has been jailed for indecent exposure.

Former Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, 50, has been sentenced to 19 months in prison at the Old Bailey after admitting three incidents of indecent exposure committed in the months before he kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard.

Mrs Justice May paid tribute to the victims of Wayne Couzens as she sentenced him to 19 months for three incidents of indecent exposure in the months before he murdered Sarah Everard.

She told the Old Bailey that Couzens was already serving a whole life jail term for the kidnap, rape and killing of Ms Everard.

The senior judge said the sentencing for indecent exposure also served as “public recognition” of the fact of the offences and the impact on the victims, and “their courage and resilience” in coming forward.

She highlighted the victims’ statements which recounted the impact of Couzens’ “selfish, sexually aggressive acts”.

The judge said: “The fact that no police came to find him or his black car to question him about these incidents can only have served to confirm and strengthen in the defendant’s mind a dangerous belief in his invincibility, in his power sexually to dominate and abuse women without being stopped.”

Following the sentencing of Couzens, Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS special crime division, said: “Couzens repeatedly targeted women to expose himself to on multiple occasions. These offences were abhorrent and caused great distress and discomfort for the victims.

“It is right that he has been prosecuted for these offences and that he will continue to spend the rest of his life in prison.”