A disabled man watched his naked young female carers on secret spy cameras, even recording one performing an x-rated live bed show for him with the aid of a sex toy, a court heard yesterday.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient Farhan Mian, 32 - who needs 24 hour care - hired Eastern European women and recorded them showering and undressing at his flat, the jury were told.
Mian was able to operate three cameras in his White City flat at in Banstead Court via a computer, which allowed him to zoom in and rotate them 360 degrees.
Two cameras were pointed at the carers’ bed in their private room and their shower, the third was in Mian’s room and there was a fourth short-lived camera hidden in a Playboy Bunny’s eye in their bedroom.
He has pleaded not guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to six counts of voyeurism for the purpose of sexual gratification between 2011 and 2015.
Mian says his nephew installed the cameras as a security measure after he was a victim of a theft and they were not for any gratification.
He can only move his tongue and right thumb and is usually bed-bound, but can operate a computer to communicate and is transported to court in a wheelchair that also assists his breathing.
Police were called and found the recordings after another carer, who had only been there five days, found a secret camera on September 3, 2015.
Prosecutor Mr. Tim Starkey told the jury three young women, from Poland and Latvia, were hired by Mian, who is funded by the NHS to arrange his own care.
The first carer was employed between 2010 and 2012. “The camera is pointed towards her and follows her to the shower and zooms in.
“She was unaware she was being filmed and did not consent.”
Another seven recordings were found on Mian’s computer, including her undressing, using the toilet and intimately shaving herself.
In June, 2011 she returned after a two-week break. “She saw two Playboy Bunny’s attached to her bed and one of the eyes was a camera.”
“She complained and Mr. Mian said words to the effect of: ‘It’s my property, I can do what I want.’
“She was upset and he offered to pay her three thousand pounds to keep quiet about the camera.”
The woman called the police, but she did not make a statement and there was no further action.
The second woman worked for Mian between 2011 and 2016. “He offered her cash to masturbate in front of him.
“He recorded her in his bedroom, where she undressed and had a sex toy and went to kiss him.
“She lay on his bed and stroked her vagina with her fingers, but did not consent to him recording her doing this.”
Police found recordings of the third woman, who was employed for fourteen months from January, 2015, sitting on her bed stripped to the waist.
“She said it must have been just after she had taken a shower and said Mr. Mian frequently spoke to her in a sexually inappropriate way.
“He bought her a bikini to wear when she showered him and bought her a short Ann Summers dress.
“He said his carers often gave him ‘extras’ which she took to believe as sexual favours.”
Mr. Starkey added: “The cameras were installed specifically with the purpose to allow these acts of voyeurism to take place.
“He told the police he was a victim of theft and got his nephew to install the cameras.”
However, the jury were told some of the recordings were made before his claim a Bulgarian carer stole £300 from him in 2014.