A perverted 57-year-old plumber will serve a year behind bars after installing a number of spy cameras in the toilets of clients.
James Hulme, from Nottingham in England’s Midlands region, pleaded guilty to voyeurism, making indecent images of a child and possessing extreme pornographic images in court last Wednesday (local time).
Hulme’s crimes were first uncovered by a woman who found a camera in the downstairs toilet of her house in 2018. It was attached to a sink and he fled with the camera when she called police.
“When the woman spotted the camera and reported him to police, officers discovered he had also filmed several other customers by hiding recording devices in their bathrooms,” police said.
“More criminality came to light when police searched the 57-year-old’s address and found 302 indecent images of children on his home computers, as well as images of animals having sex with human adults.”
Police arrested him and said Hulme admitted to recording the woman and five or six others to meet his sexual needs, but denied accessing child abuse material.
Constable Jonathan Cooper said Hulme’s conduct “was a gross breach of trust” which was premeditated for his own sexual gratification.
“Hulme will have to live with this shame for the rest of his life. These offences were gross and his victims will no doubt live with this forever,” Const Cooper said.
“I hope this outcome serves not only as a comfort to Hulme’s victims and their families, but also as a warning to others who might be tempted to engage in voyeurism.”
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