Ashford pervert performed sex act on his doorstep in front of schoolchild
A porch-loitering pervert who performed a sex act in front of a schoolchild has avoided jail.
When an eye-witness caught Marcus Dalby in the act he ran inside his Ashford home shouting “it wasn’t me it was my twin brother.”
Now the 27-year-old, who previously sexually assaulted a 11-year-old schoolgirl in an alleyway, will likely be jailed if he’s discovered naked in public again.
The flasher, of Maypits in Ashford, was handed a two-year community order at Canterbury Crown Court after admitting indecent exposure.
A judge spared Dalby jail, ruling the public would better be served if he was rehabilitated rather than imprisoned at taxpayer’s expense.
An eye-witness chased Dalby inside his address after catching him with his trousers around his ankles, the court heard.
The sex pest locked the door prompting the witness to shout “If that was my child I would be knocking down your door,” to which Dalby replied: “It wasn’t me it was my twin brother.”
When the witness went to console the troubled child Dalby could be seen fleeing the address.
Dalby gave a no comment police interview following his arrest days after the incident in 2019, with the child telling officers his actions made her “feel uncomfortable”.
In 2015 Dalby was sentenced to eight months in a Youth Offenders’ Institute after sexually assaulting a child in an alley.
The 11-year-old girl had left school with two friends to travel home but was left by herself when she walked into the alley.
It was as she got further into the alley she heard someone running behind her and felt an impact from behind.
She then hit out at Dalby with both her elbows and he ran off. She was then able to see him pulling up his trousers as he ran away.
The court was told he had also been acquitted of an earlier alleged assault when he was accused of pulling down a woman’s trousers.
In the latest case, the court heard another witness claimed Dalby had been performing sex acts on his doorstep daily.
But the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case after the witness moved abroad.