Elderly sex offender sentenced to jail

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A Swindon man who indecently exposed himself to two young children has been sent to prison for five years. 

Peter Kis, aged 88-years-old, from Barnum Court, Swindon pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child at Swindon Crown Court earlier this summer - 2 June.  

On Tuesday 2 May 2020, an eight year girl was playing with her six year old sister in the street near Peter Kis's home where he was sitting in his front garden;  as they walked past, Kis indecently exposed himself.  

Both, disturbed by what they saw, ran home to tell their mother who called police immediately. 

Officers arrested Kis the same day and he was charged the following day (03/05). 

Today (24/07), at Swindon Crown Court via video link, Peter Kis was sentenced to five years in jail. 

Following the sentencing, PC Paul Davis, who led the investigation, said:  "We welcome this sentence today which reflects the seriousness of this man's motivations and actions in front of two very young girls. 
"Thanks to the quick thinking of their mother, we were able to arrest Kis almost immediately after the incident. 
"Today's result also reflects how much of a danger this man is seen to be to the public and that the only place for him is prison.  
"He was out of jail on licence when he committed this indecent act and I hope this gives some comfort to our victims and their family that he is now back behind bars.
"I also hope this sends a message to the public that we will take any incident like this seriously and would encourage anyone who witnesses anything like this to report it to police immediately." 

You can contact police on 999 if in immediate danger or 101 and Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 at any other time. 

Image of Peter Kis here. 
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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