Woman issues warning after she was spied on with hidden camera

PUBLISHED: 13:38 06 May 2014

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A woman has spoken out after a man secretly spied on her using hidden cameras and filmed her while she was using the bathroom.

Norwich Crown Court heard how Ian Kelsey, 46, set up hidden cameras at his home and when the woman, to whom he was attracted, visited his address and used his bathroom he had secretly filmed her using hidden cameras.

One was disguised as a shower gel and there was another camera disguised as a pen.

John Farmer, prosecuting, said the cameras were quite sophisticated equipment

Kelsey, of Jewell Close, Briston, admitted voyeurism and attempting to observe a person doing private acts and was given a three-year community order including a condition he attend the Thames Valley Sex Offender programme to get treatment. He was also placed on the sex offender’s register for five years.

Ian James, for Kelsey said he deserved credit for his early guilty plea.The court heard Kelsey, who works for an electronics company, in Dereham, was of previous good character.

Sentencing him, Judge Nicholas Coleman told Kelsey what he had done was “perverted”.

“This was quite sophisticated. You had a misplaced view she (the victim) was attracted to you. The only way you could satisfy your lust was to place these hidden cameras.”

He said the victim felt violated and sickened by what happened.

Judge Coleman said that Kelsey was separated from his wife at the time and said: “You no doubt thought you could attract another woman but you went about it quite the wrong way.”

Speaking after the case the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she felt he had been let off too lightly and said the experience had left her feeling distraught and shocked.

In a warning to others she said: “As the judge said he’s a depraved pervert.

“He’s a pervert who does not deserve to be walking the streets. He has made my life hell.”

Kelsey’s sentencing comes just weeks after Karl Hogg, a teacher, was given a three-year community order, with three years supervision after he admitted two counts of voyeurism.

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