August 2022

Serial flasher who exposed himself multiple times near school in Otford is locked up

A pervert who repeatedly exposed himself to women near a school has been jailed.

Serial flasher Iskren Ganchev tormented villagers in Otford, near Sevenoaks, over a 10-day period in June.

Between June 2 and June 11 he exposed himself to three woman in the village, off Pickmoss Lane, before performing indecent acts.

During one incident the 35-year-old called a woman over and grabbed her arm.

Another victim was able to take a photo of the suspect as she made her way to safety

Ganchev, of London Road, Halstead, was caught after investigating officers noticed he was carrying the same shopping bag and watched CCTV from a store which had the same branding.

Footage was examined and the offender was arrested on June 19 in Halstead after a media appeal was sent out.

Searches at the address he was found at uncovered the same clothing and shoes he was described as wearing during the offences.

During a police interview Ganchev accepted he was present during the allegations but denied any wrongdoing, claiming there had been a “misunderstanding”

He went on to admit guilt at Medway Magistrates’ Court to a charge of outraging public decency and two counts of indecent exposure.

On Friday, August 12, he was sentenced to a year in prison and was placed on the sex offenders’ list for five years.