A MAN who exposed himself to two children in Dewsbury has been jailed for sex offences.
William Harrison must serve at least two years and 333 days behind bars for the attempted rape of a 24-year-old woman at Morley railway station in December last year.
Harrison, 45, of Hawksworth Road, Baildon, near Ilkley, was also sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for other offences, including the two in Dewsbury.
The court had previously found him guilty of four offences.
These were sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon - relating to the incident at Morley - and two counts of indecent exposure at Howden Clough, Dewsbury, where the victims were aged 12 and 13.
Det Con Gary Heseltine, of British Transport Police, said: "I am extremely pleased with the conviction and sentence.
"Having interviewed Harrison at length it was clear he had very serious sexual issues.
"I was always confident from the evidence we provided that a court would find him guilty.
"I believe that William Harrison is a dangerous risk to women and children and the judge has echoed those sentiments in passing sentence.
"I am pleased that Harrison has been removed from society at large.
"He was a working man with a family and children and does not readily fit the perceived profile for a crime of this nature.
"It is thanks largely to the quick thinking of one of his victims that he was arrested.
"I am pleased for the victims and their families that justice has now been done."
When he struck in Morley Harrison's victim was threatened with a sexual assault at knifepoint as she made her way to the station to board a train.
After the attack the British Transport Police launched a major investigation.
Officers then became aware that a man had been arrested by West Yorkshire Police on suspicion of exposing himself to two children outside a school in Howden Clough.
In a piece of quick thinking one of the victims, a young boy, had taken a photo on his mobile phone of a vehicle's number.
Harrison was subsequently interviewed in connection with the offence at Morley and the exposure offences.
He was later charged with the offences at Morley and for two exposure offences towards children.