A 46-year-old man has been handed a 12-week prison sentence for shouting abusive sexual comments towards a 14-year-old girl he had never met in Kettering.
William McEwing, of no fixed abode, began following the girl at 4.30pm on September 14, 2021, in Regent Street.
He then shouted abusive sexual comments at her and made other lecherous gestures, including licking his lips.
The girl told him to stop numerous times but he carried on for 15 minutes and she became so scared, she called 999.
Police officers arrested McEwing and he was subsequently charged with the public order offence of causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress.
At Northampton Magistrates’ Court he was found guilty and handed 12-weeks in prison.
Response Sergeant Ross MacDonald, said: