Warehouse supervisor tried to use phone to spy on women in toilets

Norwich Crown Courtpicture by Adrian Juddfor EDP

Norwich Crown Courtpicture by Adrian Juddfor EDP - Credit: Archant

A warehouse supervisor attempted to spy on women by setting his mobile phone to record in a toilet cubicle.

Wayne Mills, of Malt Office Lane, Harleston, admitted to voyerism at Norwich Crown Court after putting his phone on the toilet paper and setting it to record.

Chris Youell, prosecuting, said the married man told investigators he had dropped his phone in the bathroom when he went to answer a text message and that it had gone on to recording mode.

But when the woman raised her concerns after spotting the mobile phone Mills demanded to have it back and admitted he had set the device to record but could not explain why.

Lori Tucker, mitigating, told the court investigators had gone through Mills' phone and the video had been deleted.

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She said: 'At the time he was under family stress and was suffering with depression.'

Recorder Guy Ayers described the incident as a 'most unpleasant criminal act' and said it was for Mills' sexual gratification.

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He said: 'You had access to the ladies' toilet and you chose to place in there your phone so it could be used as a recording device.'

During the hearing Mills also pleaded guilty to fraud after he failed to disclose to his employers his criminal record.

He was sentenced a six-month sentence for the two offences suspended for two years.

Mills was also placed on the sex offenders register, will have to do 100 hours of unpaid work and will be subject to a supervision requirement.

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