Peeping tom given suspended jail sentence

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A PEEPING Tom who secretly filmed women using the toilet has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Christopher Darwen, 29, of Queen Street, Morecambe, previously pleaded guilty to seven charges of voyeurism and two charges of installing equipment for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification.

He was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for two years and was given a two year supervision order by Lancaster Magistrates today, Wednesday.

An order was made for the forfeiture and destruction of recording equipment held by police.

Darwen was also ordered to pay court costs of £85 and will be on the sex offenders register for seven years.

For more on this story see next week’s The Visitor and the Lancaster Guardian.