Voyeurist hacked into webcams and used hidden devices to watch families at Butlin’s – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 15th, 2020 in computer crime, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, video recordings, voyeurism by tracey

‘A voyeurist hacked into webcams to record people in their homes and used hidden devices to watch families at Butlin’s, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th October 2020

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Ex-BBC presenter jailed for child sex offences – BBC News

‘A former BBC presenter and church minister has been sentenced to 10 years and four months in prison for sexually abusing children and adults.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2020

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Voyeur sentenced after woman’s five-year campaign – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced for filming a naked woman in a hotel room while she was unconscious, following her five-year campaign for justice.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2020

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Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 – One Year On – Mark Cotter QC, 5SAH & Nick Dent, Kingsley Napley – 5SAH

Posted April 20th, 2020 in chambers articles, consent, news, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘It is one year since the Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 came into force, which introduced a specific criminal offence to criminalise conduct known as “upskirting.”’

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5SAH, 19th April 2020

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Four men jailed in first year since upskirting law was introduced – The Guardian

‘Four men have been jailed in the year since the upskirting law was introduced in England and Wales, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2020

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Upskirting Surrey pensioner put on sex offenders’ register – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2020 in news, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘A pensioner has been put on the sex offenders’ register after taking photos up a woman’s dress while on a train.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2020

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Senior doctor struck off after spying on 15-year-old girl in shower – The Independent

‘One of the NHS’ most senior doctors has been struck off after spying on a 15-year-old girl as she showered.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2020

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Filming partner without their consent during sex ruled a criminal offence – The Guardian

‘Anyone who films a partner during sex without their consent is committing the criminal offence of voyeurism, the court of appeal has ruled in a case that may affect the Crown Prosecution Service’s apparent reluctance to bring charges.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2020

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‘Upskirting’ of women and girls is a daily occurrence, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2020 in consent, news, photography, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism, women by tracey

‘Incidents of men taking “upskirt” photographs of women are being reported on an almost daily basis since tougher new legislation was introduced, with victims known to be as young as 13. The first figures to chart the impact of the Voyeurism Offences Act show that almost one victim a day has contacted police to report being targeted since the law came into effect in April last year.

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Daily Telegraph, 10th January 2020

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Slough gynaecologist jailed for secretly filming nurse during sex – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2019 in doctors, news, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

‘A gynaecologist who used glasses with a hidden camera to film himself having sex with a student nurse has been jailed for 14 months.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2019

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CPS secures first upskirting convictions – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 26th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, guilty pleas, news, photography, prosecutions, voyeurism by tracey

‘Four men have been convicted so far under the new “upskirting” legislation, the Crown Prosecution Service can reveal.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th September 2019

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Upskirting: Government lawyer becomes first person ever convicted under new law after underground train incident – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2019 in news, photography, prosecutions, voyeurism by tracey

‘A British government lawyer has become the first person to be convicted of upskirting since it was made a crime under new legislation in April.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2019

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Revenge porn victims being failed by outdated laws and policing – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2019 in news, pornography, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘Victims of image-based sexual abuse – such as upskirting, revenge porn and fake porn – are having their lives shattered amid outdated and ineffective laws and police inaction, a report reveals.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2019

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Legal challenge launched against decision not to prosecute man who filmed woman naked – The Independent

‘Campaigners have launched a judicial review to challenge the decision not to prosecute a man who secretly filmed a sleeping naked woman.’

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The Independent, 18th June 2019

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Upskirting now a crime after woman’s campaign – BBC News

‘Upskirting is now a criminal offence in England and Wales after a campaign by a woman targeted at a music festival.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2019

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2019 c. 1 – Finance Act 2019

2019 c. 2 – Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019

2019 c. 3 – Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 20192019

c. 4 – Tenant Fees Act 2019

2019 c. 5 – Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Whitburn GP Thair Altaii jailed for secretly filming women – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2018 in doctors, news, sentencing, video recordings, voyeurism by sally

‘A GP who had 19,000 images and videos of female patients on his home computer has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2018

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Call for upskirting bill to include ‘deepfake’ pornography ban – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, harassment, news, photography, pornography, voyeurism by tracey

‘Producing fake pornographic images based on pictures of real people should be made a criminal offence in an amended bill to tackle upskirting, an academic expert has argued.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2018

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Upskirting: government confirms plan to introduce ban – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2018 in crime, legislation, news, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government has confirmed it will introduce legislation to ban upskirting after a Conservative backbencher was berated by party colleagues for blocking a bill to make the practice a specific criminal offence.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2018

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New law could be made against upskirting in the UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 25th, 2018 in news, photography, public order, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke has signalled the Government could support creating a specific offence to deal with upskirting.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2018

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