Saturday, 1 July 2017

Secret Camera Perv Gets Suspended Sentence For Supermarket Snaps

A supermarket pervert, who filmed up female shoppers’ skirts with a key fob-disguised camera, has received a suspended prison sentence.

Andrew Bean, 52, was caught following a woman in Sainsbury’s, Surbiton and upskirt shots of a second victim were found on his secret device.

The jobless former delivery driver, of Gateways, Surbiton Hill Road, Surbiton received eight weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years.

He must also complete 150 hours community service work, 100 days of group rehabilitation work and up to 60 days of a probation service-specified activity requirement.

The court also made Bean subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order, which controls his use of taking images in public and he must pay a £140 vicrim surcharge. 

The court heard Bean, who claims Jobseekers Allowance, has been recommended for a post-sentencing dangerousness assesment by the probation service.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of outraging public decency by taking images up the skirts of unsuspecting women on August 31 and 27, last year.

Bean, who was ironically camera-shy when photographed himself outside the court, targeted women wearing short skirts and hot pants.

An off-duty police officer observed Bean as his eyes were fixed on the woman’s bottom as he repeatedly clicked his tiny camera, hidden inside a car key fob.

The officer followed Bean and saw him following another woman.

The store’s security staff were alerted and the defendant was watched on CCTV and then arrested.

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