A 20-year-old YouTube vlogger told an Essex, England, court that he had exposed himself three times to a 12-year-old girl. But because he had no prior convictions, a judge sentenced him to a six-month suspended sentence at a youth detention center.
According to Essex Live, Nathan Grimsey—who has 2,700 subscribers on his YouTube channel, in which he posts videos of his everyday life as a van driver and a carpenter—pleaded guilty this week to exposing himself three times, once in December 2017 and twice last month.
According to the minor, she walked past his van last year, and she saw him masturbating with his penis exposed. As she tried to escape the scene, she said he used his van to block her path. In the second incident, after she saw him masturbating again, she told a passerby what was happening but Grimsey drove away before that person could investigate.
In the final incident, Grimsey exposed his penis to her again, but this time, after she told her mother, 70 people reportedly surrounded his van to detain him and somebody assaulted him. Police took him to the hospital before he was taken to jail.
In court, District Judge John Woollard told Grimsey, “I am sentencing you for three serious offenses, they involve children in circumstances that must have been very frightening for them.”
According to his attorney, Grimsey suffers from Tourette’s syndrome. He apparently was not taking his medication at the time, and the defense lawyer, via Essex Live, said that he took “risks” that he wouldn’t normally have as a result.
People, within the past couple of days, began to taunt him with comments.
Grimsey reportedly will be forced to register as a sex offender for the next seven years, and he can’t be within 100 meters of a school or anywhere children gather.