A man who exposed himself to two teenage girls has escaped a jail term.

Yesterday, Norwich Crown Court heard how Craig Warmer, 22, exposed himself to the 14 and 15-year-old girls while on a bus from Norwich to Dereham, breaching a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) handed down last year after he was convicted of filming up girls' skirts.

Charles Falk, prosecuting, said Warmer, of Drayton Road in Norwich, followed the girls off the bus before asking them for the time, making them 'very uncomfortable'.

Sentencing, Judge Maureen Bacon QC said that Warmer has 'deep-seated attitudes towards girls aged from 14 to 24' and a 'serious problem that has a serious effect on public safety'.

He was handed a 12-month suspended sentence and must continue with a sex offender group work treatment programme ordered after he was found guilty of sexual offences last year.

In those offences, Warmer lifted up a girl's skirt and filmed it at Boots in Castle Mall in Norwich, lifted another girl's skirt outside City College Norwich and sexually assaulted a woman he followed in Dereham.

At the time, the SOPO was made for three years and he was handed a community order with three years' supervision – both of which will continue to run for the remaining two years.

Yesterday, Judge Maureen Bacon QC said: 'You had not started the treatment programme when you committed this last offence and you since have. You are on your last chance. Your deep-seated issues towards women are wrong and they will be challenged over and over again.'

Jonathan Morgans, for Warmer, said he had support from his family.

'For a father to hear what his son has been doing has been particularly difficult,' he said. 'He in no way condones it but is there with support for his son.'

Warmer was also banned from entering Dereham for two years and will be subject to curfew restrictions.