A registered sex offender who repeatedly spied into the homes of Greenhithe women, indecently exposing himself, has been jailed.

Ryan Giles, 36, was sentenced to nearly two years imprisonment on November 18, having been found guilty of targeting three women over a period of four months earlier this year.

He regularly visited his first victim's home address without invitation between February and May.

Whenever he saw her, he would stare and make unwelcome personal comments, causing distress.

In May, Giles turned his attention to another woman, starting to linger on a grassed area with a view into windows of her home.

On May 22, she spotted him outside her address, asking what he was doing. Giles said he was looking for a lost ring.

A short while later, another neighbour saw Giles committing an indecent act in the same location.

Three days later, Giles was returned to the same location, staring at the victim, and on May 28 she again returned home to find him acting suspiciously.

On this occasion Giles unconvincingly claimed that he was relieving himself. The victim called the police. 

When officers attended his home address at Winston Close, Greenhithe, Giles claimed that he had not left all day.

He was arrested and later charged with indecent exposure and harassment.

On October 6, Giles pleaded guilty to the indictments at Maidstone Crown Court and on was sentenced to a total of one year and ten months’ imprisonment on November 18.

He will also be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years and three restraining orders for five years.

Giles’ jail term also included sentences for an indecent exposure in Tonbridge in October 2019 and attempting to commit 18 child sex offences in February 2020.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Hayley Hudson-Gool, said: "Giles is clearly a repeat offender whose unacceptable conduct caused considerable concern to victims in their own homes.

"Women should not have to suffer this type of criminal activity and there is no doubt that north Kent is a safer place while he is serving his prison sentence.

"I would like to thank the victims who reported these incidents to the police and assisted us to bring this man to justice."

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