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Police officer sentenced for voyeurism

Police Constable Irshad Kamal remains under suspension.

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A CURRENT MEMBER of the Metropolitan Police has been sentenced for voyeurism before a court in London.

PC Irshad Kamal was in Southwark Crown Court where he received a non-custodial sentence.

He had previously appeared before the court and pled guilty to three counts of voyeurism on 29 January.

It is understood that the 48-year-old had filmed himself having sex with hundreds of sex workers, and that the charges related to incidents where 18 sex workers were filmed without their knowledge.

The offences happened between February 2010 and December 2012 while he was off-duty.

Kamal has been placed on the sex offenders register for the next five years and has been barred from contacting sex workers.

On top of this, he is required to complete 100 hours unpaid work; will be subject to a two-year supervision requirement; will have to pay £750 (€960) in court costs; will have to pay an additional £60 (€77) victim surcharge; and will have his computer with the offending materials destroyed (although non-offending material will be returned to him).

According to The Guardian, two of the clips were played to Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith, but were not shown in open court.

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Speaking to the newspaper, one sex worker said that she was “very happy he has been placed on the sex offenders register and cannot contact sex workers any more”.

PC Kamel remains suspended pending a misconduct process by the Met Police.

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