OAP guilty of sex act in cathedral toilet – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2009 in elderly, news, voyeurism by sally

“An 85-year-old pensioner who regularly followed young boys into the toilets at St Paul’s Cathedral was told by a judge today he could remain free provided he did not spend too long in public lavatories.”

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The Independent, 9th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man spied on girl in Asda toilet – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2008 in news, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A man who spied on a nine-year-old girl in a supermarket toilet has been given a suspended prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Peeping Tom’ rapist imprisoned – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2008 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

“A rapist who admitted spying on his neighbours by using a camera hidden in their bedroom has been sent to prison for an indefinite period.”

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BBC News, 8th August 2008

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Sex camera hotel manager jailed – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in news, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A hotel manager who set up a hidden camera in a bedroom to watch a couple having sex has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Bassett – Times Law Reports

Posted June 18th, 2008 in law reports, voyeurism by sally

Regina v Bassett

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The reference to ‘breasts’ in section 68(1)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, defining voyeurism, did not include male breasts.”

The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

R v Bassett – WLR Daily

Posted May 21st, 2008 in law reports, voyeurism by sally

R v Bassett; [2008] WLR (D) 157

For an offence of voyeurism to be committed, within the definition in s 67 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, there had to be a private act which involved parts of the body for which people would normally expect privacy, as defined by s 68(1). Casual observation by other changing room users created no offence of voyeurism, even if those persons gained sexual gratification from what they saw. Although those using the showers at a public swimming pool had a reasonable expectation of privacy from covert filming, there was no reasonable expectation that a man should enjoy privacy of his upper torso, since “breasts” in the Act referred to female breasts and not the exposed male chest.”

WLR Daily, 20th May 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Breasts not for looking but pecs are okay – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2008 in news, voyeurism by sally

“It is perfectly legal to ogle a man’s chest but not a woman’s breasts, according to an unusual ruling on what constitutes voyeurism by a panel of leading judges at the Court of Appeal yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Peeping PC given suspended term – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A police officer who admitted spying on a female colleague after he made a peephole into an Essex police station’s gym has received a suspended jail term.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk