‘Naked carpenter’ convicted of ten counts of indecent exposure

A courier who delivered parcels wearing trousers with a hole cut from the crotch has been convicted of ten counts of indent exposure.
Robert Jenner, dubbed the ‘Naked Carpenter’, became notorious for refusing to renovate his house with clothes on.
The ex-soldier and self-styled naturist insisted his actions have never left anyone ‘alarmed or shocked’, but the jury disagreed after he walked through a shopping centre in clear trousers.
Rob Jenner has been convicted of indecent exposure (Picture: SWNS)
Jenner, 43, delivered parcels for nationwide courier service Hermes while he wore trousers with a hole cut out of the crotch, and was seen by a teenage girl waking through an alley while exposing himself.
He claimed delivery customers found it amusing while on trial at Canterbury Crown Court, but is due to be sentenced later this week.
Jenner, of Snodland, Kent, wore a black suit, white shirt and tie in the dock as he claimed: ‘Most people are indifferent.
‘Some are bemused and laughing and joking.’
He cut a hole in the crotch of his jeans (Picture: SWNS)
Jenner, who took part in naturist trips to Alton Towers and naked bike rides, had previously appeared in court accused of similar offences.
In February 2017, he was acquitted of 13 allegations after a jury decided his freedom of expression outweighed any alarm caused.
Two years ago the Iraq War veteran was arrested four times in just two months after police were repeatedly called to his home.
One witness described being so disgusted when he saw Jenner bend over while mixing cement that he called 999.
He was accused of walking past a playground with his penis in clear view (Picture: SWNS)
Another said he marched up to Jenner’s door and demanded he leave the house after he spotted the naturist leaning on a rake.
Jenner worked in Kent as a delivery driver for parcel giant Hermes when he exposed himself to passers-by, including a schoolgirl and a pregnant woman.
The teenager, now 15, gave evidence in court by a video link last week.
She said she felt ‘uncomfortable’ when she saw Jenner walking down a narrow alleyway with his penis exposed.
She said: ‘I was wearing my school uniform and I was 14-years-old at the time.
‘I looked away and walked away. He didn’t speak and nor did I.’
Rob Jenner’s defence was that he is a naturist, but the prosecution said he intended to cause alarm (Picture: SWNS)
She added that she felt uncomfortable and her friend had previously warned her about a man who was often seen naked at his home and in his van.
Daniel Stevenson, prosecuting, claimed: ‘The deliberate exposure of his penis has nothing at all to do with naturism and the only explanation is that he was acting in a deliberately provocative manner, with the full intention of causing as much alarm and distress as possible.
‘The defendant wore a pair of trousers that were modified by him in that they had a very large hole in the crotch.’
Jenner was sacked as a courier after bosses received complaints about him flashing while making deliveries.
Mr Stevenson accused Jenner of exposing himself at a several houses while dropping off packages as well as at a supermarket in Aylesford.
He was found guilty of ten offences, after an eleventh charge was dropped (Picture: SWNS)
He claimed the delivery man wore see-through trousers while running past a children’s play area in Leybourne Lakes Country Park, while shopping at the Chequers Centre in Maidstone and near a hair salon.
Kate Chidgey, defending, told the jury that Jenner strongly believes in naturism and ‘there was nothing sinister or puerile or sexual’ in the exposure of his genitals.
She said: ‘It was not his intention that people were caused distress by what he did or didn’t wear.
‘He wished to promote his beliefs that there is nothing wrong, dirty, or sexual about his nudity.’
Jenner is due to be sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday.

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