A musician from Aberystwyth, west Wales, is facing jail after being found guilty of exposing his genitals to young female students at a town clothing store. Maximilien Kelly, 25, claimed the need to "readjust" a testicle swollen to the size of an avocado by a rare medical condition was to blame for inadvertently exposing himself to shoppers at Matalan.
But the well-spoken and well-turned out Kelly, dressed in a smart suit and tie for his trial, was unmasked as a serial flasher after the Swansea Crown Court jury’s unanimous guilty verdict.
The jury then heard Kelly had already been caught flashing his genitals at strangers from the window of his home in Aberystwyth six times.
He was given a total of 26 weeks suspended jail time, all still active, by magistrates in his home town last year for the half-dozen earlier offences, the court heard.Kelly used a laser pen to attract the attention of people at night then flashed his genitals from a window at his home.
The guitarist suffers from a rare medical condition called hydrocele which he claimed during his trial had made his testicles swell up to four times their normal size. One the size of an avocado.
He flashed three young girls aged from 18 to 22 at Aberystwyth’s Matalan store in Park Avenue back on 30 September, just yards from his own address in the same street.
But the jury took just three hours to find him guilty of two counts of intentionally exposing his genitals, despite claiming it had been inadvertently as he "readjusted himself."
Judge Peter Heywood, adjourning for sentencing, warned: "In all probability you will be receiving a custodial sentence."
Kelly was released on bail until sentencing next month and banned from entering Matalan in the meantime.