Voyeur could face jail sentence

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A man who turned voyeur to spy on his female housemate while he was living in Surrey must wait to hear his fate.

This week magistrates at Croydon heard that Jason Shotton (23), of Hall Hill Road, Holbeach, recorded images of the woman.

Shotton, who pleaded guilty to voyeurism in September 2011 for the purpose of sexual gratification, was told he could be committed for sentence to a crown court and could be jailed.

Shotton’s voyeurism came to light when a friend of the victim went through his belongings and found the images. The victim was distressed by the discovery, although Shotton had not circulated the images.

District Judge Sue Green, who bailed Shotton to return to court on May 14, told him: “It is too serious to deal with without the assistance of probation. All options are open, including committal to the crown court for sentence, and no promises are being made.”