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Client charged with voyeurism avoids jail

By Tim Walker  |  06.01.2018

Our client’s offending took place over a four year period. It included the taking of photos of a woman in her own home and the covert filming of a guest in our client’s  home getting undressed. In his sentencing remarks the judge indicated there was a clear breach of trust which was an aggravating feature of our client’s offending. Furthermore the offending took place over a considerable period and involved a degree of pre-planning. It involved a gross invasion of the privacy of many women.

We advised our client from his first police interview. We spent a considerable amount of time preparing his case to ensure that all elements of mitigation were properly covered and evidenced before the Court. We were able to demonstrate that he was extremely remorseful and had taken steps to secure treatment so that the risk of his re-offending was minimised. He was a man of hitherto good character and for whom it was said this offending was completely out of character. It was accepted that his offending crossed the custody threshold. However the judge agreed with our submissions that the inevitable custodial sentence could properly be suspended.

Tim Walker was the solicitor who prepared our client’s case, and Sarah Elliott QC represented him in court.

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