Pervert weatherman Shaun Maltby hides from our camera outside Medway Magistrates' Court
Pervert weatherman Shaun Maltby didn’t seem too
pleased to see the Medway Messenger when he arrived at court.
The hooded flasher tried to avoid
our camera as he awaited his fate for indecency.
But he’ll have another court
appearance as Medway magistrates decided to send him to the crown
court for sentencing.
The amateur forecaster, who has
admitted indecency in front of two schoolgirls, could now face
Maltby, 29, who ran the KentWeather
website from his home in Carnation Road, Strood, performed a sex
act in front of the girls as they were on their way to school.
He was naked from the waist down as
the teenagers went past the house. Both girls saw him carrying out
the vile act at his front door.
Maltby was already on the sex
offenders’ register after being found guilty of two similar
offences in 2009.
After reading reports magistrates
decided they lacked adequate powers to sentence him.
Chairman John Weir said: “There are
some elements of the report which are quite disturbing to us.”
Maltby, who initially closed down
his weather website for 24 hours because he knew his crime was
about to be revealed, told his followers on Twitter that he faced
some “rough times” and would not be running the site any
Among those who sent Maltby
messages of support on Twitter before his crime was exposed was
former BBC weather girl Kaddy Lee Preston who wrote: “@KentWeather You got people a
bit worried there! And who was I going to debate tomorrow’s snow
Maltby set up a weather
station in his garden
Maltby reactivated the site, which
got on average 100,000 visits a month, and thanked followers for
their support after they posted comments saying he should keep the
He wrote: “Still some rough times
ahead, but together we shall get through this.”
But when the Messenger broke the
story, his supporters turned their back on him with some leaving
abusive messages, so he closed it down again.
Following the Messenger report
Maltby also closed down his Facebook page.
The pervert also begged our web
editors not to run the story.
He pleaded: “It will effectively
kill off KentWeather and possibly force an immediate cease of all
services including issuing life saving condition information to
services using KentWeather.”
KentOnline ran the story and
removed a blog by him that it had hosted.
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