Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens admits indecent exposure

Undated handout file photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens who will return to the Old Bailey on Monday to enter pleas after being charged with flashing. Issue date: Monday October 3, 2022.
Wayne Couzens Credit: Met Police

Wayne Couzens has admitted three counts of indecent exposure before he abducted, raped and murdered Sarah Everard. The former Metropolitan Police officer, 49, pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of indecent exposure in Kent between November 2020 and February 2021. They took place in woodland and a fast food restaurant. He entered the pleas at the Old Bailey by video link from Frankland jail where he is serving a whole-life sentence for the murder of Sarah Everard, 33, in March 2021. Couzens had a long grey beard and wore a grey tracksuit. On November 13 2020, he stepped out of a woodland in Deal, Kent, naked as a woman cycled past. A few months later, on different occasions on February 14 and 27 2021, Couzens exposed himself to staff at a drive-in fast food restaurant in Kent. He is said to have looked straight at them sat in his car while handing his card to pay for food. Couzens also pleaded not guilty to an indecent exposure charge relating to an alleged incident in June 2015. The plea was accepted but he will not face trial over the charge as it was left on file. He will be sentenced on March 6.

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