Voyeur 'mortified' by sex scene filming
A PERVERT from St Austell admitted filming a man and a woman having sex in the shower.
Antony Jason Stevens, 40, of Santor, Carluddon, St Austell, also filmed a woman in a toilet in Carlyon Bay to get sexual kicks.
On Tuesday at East Cornwall Magistrates Stevens admitted six charges of voyeurism.
The court was told how another woman went into the shower in a house near St Austell, got undressed and was joined by a man with whom she had sex, which was also filmed.
The charges span five occasions in 2007 and once in November last year where Stevens recorded a person doing a private act with the intention of looking at the image for sexual gratification, knowing that the other person had not given consent.
From the films only one of Stevens' victims could be identified, a woman in 2011, said Chris Hart, for the prosecution.
Magistrates ordered that Stevens, who is at present working but whose employment comes to an end in two weeks, be subject to a supervised Community Order for nine months and pay £85 costs.
Probation Officer Tony Ciocci said that Stevens and his partner had had a baby just 11 days before the case and she "had not got the full picture".
Apart from once last year the offences had occurred over a short period in 2007, the court heard.
Mr Ciocci said Stevens accepted the inappropriateness of his behaviour which had occurred as a direct consequence of his life circumstances at the time.
Stevens had been spurred on to filming by the ups and downs in his personal life and in 2007 he was in a long-term relationship with no sexual intimacy.
He spotted voyeurism sites on the internet and "thought he would give it a go". It brought excitement into his life, the court was told.
The old physical and emotional needs returned when his current relationship hit some difficulties.
"He is mortified by his behaviour, which is linked to his inability to deal with the ups and downs life brings to us all," said Mr Ciocci.
The first woman was filmed at the address where Stevens was the landlord.
"She looked up and saw the camera above. She confronted Stevens and he at first denied it," said Mr Hart.
A policeman walking his dog had discovered a box of voyeuristic scenes filmed by Stevens including footage filmed through a hole in the wall of a lady undressing and getting under the shower. She was then joined by a man and they had sex.
Another showed a woman in a toilet at Carlyon Bay after Stevens had pushed a camera into the floor of the cubicle.
"He was fully frank with the police when questioned," said Mr Hart.