Pervert found guilty of exposing himself outside multiple care homes while wearing women’s underwear in East Lancashire
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Paul Whittaker entered the grounds of various care homes in the area wearing women’s underwear, including a bra, knickers and stockings, and exposed himself to staff.
He also wore masks or put underwear over his face in an attempt to hide his identity, shocked witnesses described.
The first offence took place when Whittaker was seen in the grounds of a care home in Burnley between 4.30am and 5am on August 17, 2021.
He was spotted wearing a white clown mask, white basque, pink bloomer style knickers, with stockings and suspenders.
The second offence took place in Brierfield at 11.15pm on New Year’s Eve when Whittaker exposed himself while wearing knickers on his head.
The third offence took place in Burnley between 7am and 7.15am on January 27 when Whittaker was seen exposing himself while wearing a mask and Spiderman-like jogging bottoms.
The fourth offence took place in Burnley at 6am on February 2 when Whittaker was seen exposing himself while wearing a ‘white bandage’ Halloween-style mask with blood dripping from it, a blue long sleeved top and a white bra.
The fifth offence took place in Burnley at 4am on April 24 when Whittaker was caught on CCTV exposing himself while wearing similar clothing to when he committed the same offence in Brierfield.
The final offence took place in Burnley at 2.50am on May 10 when Whittaker was recorded on a mobile phone exposing himself while wearing a head covering, suspected to be light-coloured underwear, a light-coloured bra on his chest, with a blue coloured nurse/medical top which was open at the front, ripped suspenders, and pink knickers.
Enquiries relating to a Peugeot 206 captured on CCTV around some of the times and locations the offences took place led officers to the home address of 53-year-old Whittaker.
Inside his then home in Berrington Way, Oakworth, Keighley, officers found numerous items, including, women’s underwear in the defendant’s bedroom and clothing matching that worn during the commission of the offences.
DC Lee Walker, of Burnley CID, said: “Whittaker is a prolific offender who carried out his perverted offending over a prolonged period of time.
“A significant amount of police resources went into identifying and arresting Whittaker.
“Without that I am convinced that he would still be offending today.”
Following a trial at Burnley Crown Court, Whittaker, now of no fixed address, was found guilty of six counts of indecent exposure.
He was remanded into custody to be sentenced on December 21.