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Man sentenced for voyeurism in London after using an iPod to record colleagues using the toilet

The iPod was discovered by a maintenance man who was carrying out repairs.

The iPod which was found in the cistern
The iPod which was found in the cistern
Image: London Metropolitan Police

A 52-YEAR-OLD MAN has been placed on the sex offenders register in the UK after he admitted filming his female colleagues in the toilets in his workplace.

Robert Arthur Kelly was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for two years by a court in London on Thursday.

His activities came to light after a maintenance man found an iPod nano under the cistern in the women’s toilets as he carried out repair work at Kelly’s place of work in October 2012.

The matter was reported to police, who discovered that the iPod was registered to Kelly.

An examination of his work computer revealed a video on his desktop of a female colleague using the toilet.

Kelly was arrested by police and admitted installing the device, but claimed that he only did it to catch someone who had defecated on the floor of the ladies bathroom one evening when he had used it.

However a further examination of the iPod found deleted videos of other female members of staff using the toilet and Kelly was subsequently charged with 6 counts of voyeurism.

He initially pled not guilty but after the trial was delayed for more computer work to be carried out, he changed his plea to guilty.

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“This was a complex investigation that involved detailed examination and evaluation of computer files, where crucial evidence was secured,” said investigating officer DC Sarah Naisbitt of the London Metropolitan Police.

“Kelly violated these women in their place of work where they felt they were secure and had no idea that images of such a discreet nature would be taken of them in this way”.

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