- Swedish man in his 70s exposed his genitals to children walking to school
- Convicted thanks to Google Street View snap showing him in just a top
- Guilty of 18 counts of sexual molestation of six victims, mostly underage
A Swedish man in his 70s has been convicted of exposing himself to children after he was caught in the act by a Google Street View camera.
The man, who lives near a school, had reportedly been standing on his balcony and shouted at children walking past his address in order to get their attention.
Several of the young witnesses told police that the man had exposed his genitals to them on multiple occasions.
Caught on camera: The man told a court he never goes out on his balcony during the day, but a Google Street View car snapped him standing there while exposing himself
The unnamed assailant initially told a court in Umeå, northern Sweden, that it could not possibly be true as he never goes out on his balcony during the day.
However, a Google Street View car which takes photographs of addresses for the internet search engine’s Maps service happened to drive past as the man was on his balcony.
The Street View photo shows him on the balcony, wearing a white top, naked from the waist down, Vasterbottens-Kuriren reports.
The man, a pensioner in his 70s who lives near a school in Umeå, had reportedly been standing on his balcony exposing his genitals, and shouted at children walking by to get their attention
The man has now been found guilty of exposing himself to six victims, a majority of them under 15, between 2014 and 2017.
He was convicted on 18 counts of sexual molestation by Umeå County Court.
He has been given a suspended sentence and heavy fines, and in addition he must pay each of the six victims 5,000 SEK (£453)