Man sentenced for exposure offences


16 Nov 2021

A 61-year-old man from Cottingham has received a six-month custodial sentence, after pleading guilty to three exposure offences, at Hull Crown Court.

Michael Rusling was also given a life-long restraining order on the victims and seven years on the sex offenders register.

Investigating officer DS Wood, said: “Rusling abused his position as a handyman and I thank his elderly victims for their bravery in coming forward, and for their patience while this case took its course through the criminal justice system.

“I know the three victims have been given some form of comfort from this, but their lives are still impacted by this man’s behaviour. I would like to provide reassurance to anyone who may have suffered any form of sexual offence, if you come to us we will listen to and support you, and act against those responsible. 

“If something like this has happened to you, or if you believe you have been a victim of a similar crime, there are various ways you can report it to the police. You can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or you can report it directly through our non-emergency number 101, or call 999 in an emergency.”