Wayne Couzens: Sarah Everard killer sentenced for indecent publicity
Wayne Couzens, the previous London police officer who kidnapped, raped and murdered 33-year-old Sarah Everard in 2021, has been sentenced to 19 additional months in jail for indecent publicity incidents that occurred whereas he was serving within the power.
Couzens was already serving a life sentence with out the opportunity of parole for the homicide of Everard, which sparked outrage in the direction of the Metropolitan Police and started a nationwide debate about violence towards ladies.
He was moreover sentenced on Monday for exposing himself to ladies on three events within the months previous to the homicide. Two occurred at a fast-food restaurant – the latter of which was simply days earlier than he murdered Everard – and one other occurred whereas Couzens was on shift with the police.
Couzens appeared through video hyperlink from jail throughout Monday’s listening to. The court docket heard that he stepped into the trail of a feminine bike owner whereas bare and masturbating, in a woodland space of Kent in November 2020, whereas he was presupposed to be working from house.
Then, on two dates in February 2021, Couzens displayed his erect penis to staffers at a quick meals drive-through, whereas choosing up meals in his automobile.
The second incident occurred on February 27; days later, on March 3, Couzens kidnapped Everard in south London.
On Monday, Couzens additionally pleaded not responsible to a fourth indecent publicity cost from an alleged incident in June 2015. The UK information company PA Media reported that he won’t face trial over the 2015 cost because it was left on file.