A MAN caught taking photographs up women’s skirts in supermarkets was called a dirty pervert – by his own solicitor
Robert Jameson targeted three women while they were out shopping.
The 56-year-old got ‘a bit of a buzz’ from taking the snaps on his mobile phone, Fareham magistrates heard.
Now the self-employed construction worker is facing jail after admitting three counts of outraging public decency.
The court heard Jameson, who is single and has no previous convictions, targeted two women at Asda in Speedfields Park, Fareham, and a third at Sainsbury’s store in Broadcut, Fareham.
The most recent victim is a 39-year-old who had bent down to look at items in the toiletries aisle at the Asda store when another woman alerted her.
The witness pointed at Jameson, who appeared to be looking at something on his mobile phone.
The court heard he started to walk off but the woman followed him, saying ‘you know what you’ve done’.
Staff were alerted and Jameson was later arrested.
On the previous occasion Jameson was caught in the act by a 48-year-old woman at the same store.
Police later discovered he had also targeted a 49-year-old woman at Sainsbury’s.
Prosecutor Andrew Newman said: ‘The victim felt something touch the inside of her leg, turned and saw a male crouched down to the left of her. She heard a click, like a mobile phone camera taking pictures, looked down, saw a phone screen light up immediately after the click.’
Jameson, admitted three counts of outraging public decency between July 2012 and November last year.
Stephen Claxton, defending, said: ‘He said he got a bit of a buzz from doing this, not so much the sexual content, just the fact that he did it, got away with it and decided to do it again.
‘There is no evidence before the court that this is somebody who is doing this on a systematic daily, weekly, monthly basis.’
He added: ‘The guilty plea is on the basis that these were perverse acts. One of the witnesses described him as a ‘dirty pervert’ and right-thinking members of society share that view.’
Jameson, of Cornwell Close, Gosport,was bailed to reappear before Fareham magistrates next month.