Brit man jailed for filming couple having sex then showing it to friends

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SYDNEY - A man in Britain has been jailed for one year after he filmed a couple having sex through their bedroom window and showed it to his friends at a pub.

Sean Bailey, 27, from Hampshire, was found guilty of voyeurism after a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.

The court heard that Bailey had crept up to the ground floor window of the couple’s flat and filmed them as they had sex.

He then bragged about what he had done while at a local pub and showed off the footage to a group of his friends.

Bailey, who has previous convictions including harassment and assault causing grievous bodily harm, was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

“You took a film of a couple having sex without their permission or agreement and then showed it to other people in the pub which is just disgusting,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Judge Richard Price as saying.

Judge Price also criticised Bailey for “wasting thousands and thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money” by denying the charge throughout the seven-day trial.

Roderick James, defending, said that his client was ashamed at having committed an offence, which meant he had to sign the sex offenders’ register.

“He thought he was having a laugh but the offence is far more serious and the sentence reflects the seriousness of the offence he has been found guilty of,” Detective Constable Leith Morrison, of Hampshire Police, said.

“I am happy with the result. He will now be forced to go on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years, which assists police greatly in protecting members of the public.

“I am sure the victims will be satisfied with the result, they feel their privacy has been invaded more than it has ever been before,” he stated. (ANI)

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