Portsmouth voyeur, 26, admits filming 3 women with hidden cameras

A VOYEUR who planted hidden cameras to film unsuspecting women so he could ogle over them for his own sexual gratification has been found out – and now faces jail.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 5:13 pm
Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 5:14 pm

Iftekhar Ahmed, 26, violated three victims, who cannot be identified, by capturing them in compromising positions before he was caught out by one of them.

Ahmed, dressed in a dark suit during an appearance at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court, was found out after a woman became suspicious early last year when she saw a phone in a jacket in a changing room in Portsmouth.

‘The woman went to the changing room to get changed before seeing a phone sticking out of a jacket facing her,’ prosecutor Graham Heath said.

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Iftekhar Ahmed pleaded guilty to four charges of voyeurism. Picture: (051020-7513)

‘It was the defendant’s camera. She realised it had been installed to film her.’

After making the ‘shocking’ discovery, the prey turned captor as the victim set about catching Ahmed in his tracks.

She went back to the same location to see if the camera appeared again.

‘It was the same situation as the previous day with the phone in a jacket,’ prosecutor Graham Heath said.

Iftekhar Ahmed pleaded guilty to four charges of voyeurism. Picture: (051020-7506)

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‘She was able to touch the screen of the phone which indicated it was recording.’

The victim then reported it to the police. Officers traced the phone to Ahmed whose home was searched.

There they discovered the recordings but also two other videos of women on devices.

Mr Heath said: ‘Neither were aware he was filming them.’

One of the victims was captured naked while the other woman was filmed in a bathroom.

Ahmed, of Orchard Road, Southsea, tried to deny any involvement but had also been caught on camera while setting up the recording.

The offences took place between May 2016 and December 2017.

The court heard how Ahmed denied his actions despite being seen in the video.

‘When setting up the camera he himself was seen in the footage,’ Mr Heath said.

‘There was strong evidence and guilty pleas were expected but despite this the defendant attempted to persuade the police he was unaware of what was going on.’

Mr Heath added: ‘Both women were shocked when they found out.’

The court was adjourned for an all options probation report – with Ahmed, of previous good character, warned he could go to jail after being granted unconditional bail.

‘Just because you have been given bail doesn’t mean you won’t be sent to custody,’ the chair of the bench said.

Ahmed, who admitted four counts of voyeurism, will appear on November 18 to be sentenced.

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