A PERVERT who performed sex acts while watching women from his bedroom window has been spared a jail sentence.

Christopher Barrett recorded passers-by as he exposed himself from an upstairs window at his house in Padgate.

But on Tuesday, March 6, he was spared prison at Warrington Magistrates Court.

The court heard that Barrett was spotted in the window of his property on Mead Road performing a sex act on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 5 2016.

Barrett then remained standing naked in the window for around 10 minutes.

Weeks later, on Wednesday, December 28, Barrett was again seen naked in the same window – performing a sex act and waving to get the attention of women outside.

They also noticed a camera on a tripod in the window, which was seen to flash at least twice.

The 60-year-old, who has lived in the property since 1984, again remained in the window for around 10 minutes.

Cheshire Police recovered the camera from Barrett’s property, but no footage of the incidents was found.

He was found guilty of two counts of exposure after a trial, and was ordered to pay £750 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85 by district judge Bridget Knight.

Barrett – described as a ‘man of poor health’ due to medical conditions including paranoid schizophrenia, diabetes and high blood pressure – was also subjected to a two-year community with a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 30 days.

Judge Knight also imposed restraining orders upon Barrett, preventing him from standing in his bedroom window or approaching two of his victims for the next two years.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.

Sentencing, judge Knight said: “You were convicted of these offences after trial, and sadly your victims had to go through giving evidence in court – resurrecting unpleasant memories for them.

“This order will allow you to address your offending and explore your behaviour in more detail, reducing the risk posed by yourself.

“If you don’t comply with this order you will be resentenced and you could be sent to prison.”