Voyeur used phone to film women in the changing rooms

Daniel Crook

Daniel Crook

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VOYEUR Daniel Crook was caught using his phone to film women in changing rooms.

The 28-year-old appeared at Fareham Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with two counts of voyeurism and two counts of outraging public decency.

Crook, of Garnier Park, in Wickham, was shopping in New Look in Fareham on Tuesday, June 17 when he went into a changing room to try on a T-shirt.

Once in a cubicle, he used his phone to video a female in a different cubicle where she was trying on clothes.

She spotted the phone through the gap in the curtains, realised what was happening, and alerted staff to his behaviour.

Staff members called the police and Crook was detained and his phone was seized and examined.

A police check of his home computer revealed further photographs of females in changing rooms and videos filming under their skirts while they were in supermarkets.

It showed the filming of another woman in Westbury Mall, in Fareham Shopping Centre, on Tuesday, May 27, as well as filming up women’s skirts in Tesco’s supermarket in Quay Street and another supermarket in Fareham on Wednesday, June 11 and Friday, June 13.

His defence solicitor Tim Sparkes said that Crook was of previous good character and that he had been going through difficult personal circumstances at home, looking after his brother who has mental health issues, his disabled mother and his alcoholic father.

Mr Sparkes said: ‘This is a situation where he has tragic and difficult personal circumstances.

‘He has been the main carer and provided support for his family.’

Mr Sparkes said that Crook had shown remorse for his actions.

He said: ‘With the way he views his behaviour and the fact that people have been distressed by what has happened, shows he is remorseful. He is someone who works, however after this court case that job may no longer be available to him because of this conviction.’

Mr Sparkes said that Crook has no intention of returning to New Look.

He said: ‘He has not been to that shop for many, many months and he says he will not go back.’

Crook pleaded guilty to all four offences at the earliest opportunity.

Chairwoman of the magistrates Tina Over sentenced Crook to complete a three-year community order with three years of supervision.

He must also attend a sex offenders’ group programme for 62 days and he will be listed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.

Crook must also pay £85 in court costs and a victim surcharge of £60.

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