Newcastle law student who flashed multiple women in Shieldfield avoids prison time

Daniel Mould targeted three women on four separate occasions


TW: Sexual harassment

A former student has been given a three-year community service order and must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register after he pleaded guilty to four counts of exposure. He must also pay £200 in compensation to each victim.

Daniel Mould, 21, exposed himself to three young women, performing a sex act in front of one of them. One of the victims was targeted twice, ChronicleLive reported.

Mould had been in a relationship for three years. He has since sought help from a GP after being arrested and has since dropped out of university and is working at McDonald’s.

At the time, Mould was living in student accommodation in Shieldfield where he committed the offences and has since moved to Newbiggin-by-the-sea, Northumberland.

CCTV captured Mould flashing his genitals and performing the sex act during morning rush hour in Shieldfield, where he proceeded to look back at the women to see their reaction. He was arrested after being reported and was identified through CCTV.

His first target was a unknown female at around 8am on November 17th 2021. James Long, prosecuting at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court recounted the incident and said: “He approaches the camera and a female and removes his penis from his tracksuit bottoms as the female approaches. She walks passed him as the exposure takes place. He’s only about 2m away from her when he does this. After she’s walked passed, he pulls his waistband back up and turns to look back to see if there’s a reaction. She kept walking.”

Moments later, Mould exposed his genitals to his second victim and performed a sex act as he walked towards her. He again flashed the same woman only seven days later.

Mr Long said: “The victim immediately recognised the defendant from the previous time. On the same day, the final victim was walking near the Heaton area and she sees a male walking alongside her. He lifts his shorts and reveals his genitals.”

The court heard that Mould had no recollection of any of the incidents and claimed to have been suffering from acute anxiety at the time.

Neil Connell, defending, said that Mould had suffered a serious head injury in the past but it wasn’t a case of him experiencing “sexual urges he couldn’t control”. He has had no past convictions.

District Judge Paul Currer said: “The way you behaved to them was truly appalling. What’s also very concerning is that, once you have exposed yourself, you watch for a reaction. It’s also concerning that you have no recollection.”

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