Pervert weatherman Shaun Maltby performed sex act in front of pupils in Strood
An amateur weather enthusiast has admitted an indecent act
in front of two teenage girls as they walked to school.
Shaun Maltby, 29, who runs the Kent Weather website
from his home in Carnation Road, Strood, was naked from the waist
down as the children went past the house.
As they continued along the road, both girls looked back and saw
him masturbating at the front window. They reported the matter to a
teacher, who called the police.
Maltby, pictured right, pleaded guilty to a charge of
exposure when he appeared before Medway magistrates.
He was initially charged with exposure over an earlier incident
in October, but this was dropped because of his guilty plea to the
Debbie Jones, prosecuting, said: "The two victims were walking
to school and one saw him at his front door with no clothes on,
looking at them.
"Both continued walking and passed three or four houses, and one
girl told the other about what she had seen and they both turned
around and saw him masturbating. He was holding the net
curtain up at the window.
"He was staring, but there was no expression, so they walked
fast and told a teacher when they got to school."
It was also revealed in court that Maltby was found guilty of
two similar offences in 2009 and at the time he was placed on the
sex offenders' register.
Maltby has turned his home into a weather centre and through his
website provides two-day outlooks on weather across Kent. He
gets an average of 100,000 visits to the site a month.
forecasts weather from his home in Carnation Road, Strood
Robin Murray, defending, said: "He has pleaded guilty today to
prevent the victims coming to court to give evidence. He is
depressed and had thought he had got beyond this sort of
"He regrets the anxiety they have been put through and he does
voluntary work of a life-saving nature and has joined a gym. He
wants to redeem himself."
Magistrates adjourned sentencing for reports, but warned Maltby
they were looking at all options - including sending the case
to crown court for sentencing.
He will appear at Medway Magistrates' Court again on
Tuesday, February 5.
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