Published: 00:01, 19 April 2019
| Updated: 08:01, 19 April 2019
A pervert weatherman has been locked up after flashing a visitor to his home.
Serial offender Shaun Maltby was arrested after he lifted up his underwear to reveal his genitals to the woman in Chatham last September.
The 35-year-old, of Luton Road, admitted exposure when he appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court and has now been jailed for 160 days.
The court heard Maltby, who used to run the popular KentWeather website, had previous for such offending.
In February 2013 he escaped with a 15-week suspended prison sentence after performing a sex act in from of two teenage girls as they walked to school past his house — then in Carnation Road, Strood.
He had initially denied the offence, claiming the property was too cold to walk around naked and he had only been stood at the window to check the weather, but changed his plea when the case reached court.
At the time, the recovering porn addict was already on the sex offenders’ register having exposed himself to a cashier and a bank clerk in separate incidents in 2008. The 2013 offence meant he was to be kept on the register for a further seven years.
His solicitor had argued against sending him to prison for the offence, saying he now understood the severity of his crimes and only a term of a year or more would have, under previous legislation, resulted in him being supervised by probation on his release.
Under the terms of his sentence he was supervised for two years and had to attend a treatment programme.
But last September, a year and a half before he was set to come off the register, he offended again.
In addition to the prison sentence he will have to remain on the register until 2026, pay a £115 victim surcharge and £250 compensation to the woman.
In his role as an amateur weatherman, Maltby had turned his home into a weather centre and through his website provided two-day outlooks on weather across Kent. He received an average of 100,000 visits to the site a month.