Former Cal Poly professor sentenced for flashing students

June 11, 2013

LibraryA former professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was sentenced to three years of formal probation for exposing his genitals to people at the campus library in May 2012. [KSBY]

At the time of the alleged indecent exposure, Shaun Kelly was an assistant professor in the Cal Poly BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department. He resigned last December before school officials could hold a disciplinary hearing.

The court ordered Kelly to register as a sex offender and pay a fine. For the next three years, he is subject to random search and seizure.




  1. OnTheOtherHand says:

    So, due to the inflexibility of our “sex offense laws,” this guy now has the permanent label of “a sex offender” which will basically make him a drain on society as he will have few options for employment, housing, etc.

    What he did was wrong and the rest of his sentence was appropriate.but classifying him with pedophiles and rapists for the rest of his life is “cruel and unusual” punishment.

    (3) 7 Total Votes - 5 up - 2 down
  2. Rambunctious says:

    Thank God it wasn’t Dave Congalton…lol

    (-3) 7 Total Votes - 2 up - 5 down
  3. CherieMcKee says:

    Isn’t this the same Shaun Kelly who was married to Los Osos Community Services District Vice President Maria Kelly? The Maria Kelly who resigned in shame because of her affair with County Public Works Director, Paavo Ogren?

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

    (16) 40 Total Votes - 28 up - 12 down
    • Pelican1 says:

      Perhaps it’s best to get your facts right before making such assumptions.
      An investigation into the allegations of conflict of interest wit regard to Kelly and Ogren wad conducted by the county. A published report dated Oct. 2011 determined NO conflict of interest and that they in fact were a dating couple who had known each other for a number of years.
      Her resignation came on the heels of her kid’s alleged involvement with drugs and a drunk driving accident involving Orgen’s kid as well as her kid..

      (-11) 29 Total Votes - 9 up - 20 down
      • CherieMcKee says:

        “Her resignation came on the heels of her kid’s alleged involvement with drugs and a drunk driving accident involving Orgen’s kid as well as her kid.”

        Yeah, you’re right. That’s a better reason to resign.

        (6) 18 Total Votes - 12 up - 6 down
      • Kevin Rice says:

        Well, if it’s in a published report it must be true, right? I recall the Supervisors changed the agenda around to scuttle public comment…the report was presented morning instead of afternoon before persons wanting to speak arrived.

        (10) 22 Total Votes - 16 up - 6 down
        • MaryMalone says:


          At the time I thought, “You know, Ogren is already getting h-jobs enough from Kelly…does the BOS really have to give him one, in the form of a get-out-of-jail-free sham of a report, too?”

          (-3) 15 Total Votes - 6 up - 9 down
      • MaryMalone says:

        Oh, come ON. That “report” was a joke and a sham.

        (-3) 13 Total Votes - 5 up - 8 down
    • Jorge Estrada says:

      I beleive that punishing the whole family because of dad is mean spirited.

      (12) 14 Total Votes - 13 up - 1 down
      • StatusQuoJoe says:

        The poor kids Mom is bad news too Jorge. They don’t have a chance.

        (-5) 9 Total Votes - 2 up - 7 down
    • mlewBS says:

      Cherie, if you are who I think you are, you need to sit down and shut up. You and yours are far from a paragon of virtue. You should worry more about what your own children are doing. None of it good from what it heard about town. Stuff your libelous and untrue comments. Seek therapy, virago.

      (2) 2 Total Votes - 2 up - 0 down
  4. tomsquawk says:

    what grade did he receive?

    (2) 14 Total Votes - 8 up - 6 down

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