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Prowler jailed for a year by magistrate

A prowler whose criminal history spanned 23 years was jailed for a year yesterday after he admitted prowling during the Government curfew.

Magistrates’ Court heard that a woman was in the bathroom of her Paget apartment around midnight on July 16 last year when she saw Brandon Levon, 45, looking through the window.

The woman demanded to know why he was looking through her window, which was more than six feet off the ground and only accessible from a ledge, and Levon apologised and left the scene.

The woman was able to access CCTV footage of the area and the police were contacted.

Officers were able to identify the man as Levon and arrested him two days later.

Levon, from Pembroke, first appeared in court on February 12 and was charged with prowling and a breach of the earlier midnight to 5am curfew.

He pleaded not guilty to the offences, but changed his plea yesterday.

Yanique Gardener-Brown, for the Crown, told the court that Levon had convictions dating back to1998 and several of them were for prowling.

Auralee Cassidy, for the defence, asked for leniency because Levon was seeking treatment for drug problems that fuelled his criminal behaviour.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo sentenced Levon to 12 months imprisonment for the prowling offences and three months imprisonment for the breach of curfew.

He ordered that the sentences should be concurrent and that his time in custody since his February appearance should be taken into account.

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