Corby pervert hid camera in bathroom

A peeping Tom who hid a disguised camera in a bathroom has been spared jail.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 9:07 am

Frankie Wilson, 29, will be on the register for sex offenders after being found guilty of voyeurism at Northampton Crown Court.

Yesterday (Wednesday) the court heard Wilson, of Falcon Road on Corby's Priors Hall estate, kept secret recordings of a victim washing.

He still maintains his innocence but, although his explanation was not read out in court, judge Rebecca Crane said his version of events was "fictitious".

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Northampton Crown Court.

She said: "He kept it knowing it would record and knowing it would be there for a considerable amount of time."

Wilson was supported by his partner and parents in the public gallery as he was told his crime faced a maximum punishment of 18 months in prison.

Defending, Stephen Donnelly said a suspended sentence was appropriate and that the risk of re-offending was low.

He said: "He does not wish to ever return to the courts."

The judge said the deliberate act was so serious it had crossed the custody threshold - but gave him a second chance.

Wilson was jailed for eight months, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to take part in 30 days of rehabilitation activities

He will be on the register for sex offenders for 10 years and barred from working with children.

He must also pay costs of £2,800.

The judge did not impose a sexual harm prevention order because she said it "was not necessary or proportionate".