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CPS authorises exposure charges against Wayne Couzens

|News, Sexual offences

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised two further charges of exposure against Wayne Couzens, following a referral of evidence by the Metropolitan Police. 

“The two alleged offences took place in June 2015 and November 2020.

“Wayne Couzens will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 2 September 2022. 

“The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges to a court to consider.

“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Wayne Couzens are active and that he has the right to a fair trial."

Notes to editors

  • Wayne Couzens [DOB: 20/12/1972] is charged with two offences of exposure contrary to s66 Sexual Offences Act 2003.
  • The offences occurred on 9 June 2015 and 13 November 2020.
  • On 18 March 2021, the CPS authorised four charges of indecent exposure against Wayne Couzens.
  • The CPS Special Crime Division deals with the most complex and sensitive cases in England and Wales including disasters, serious criminal allegations against police officers, corporate manslaughter and election offences.

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