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16 months imprisonment for man who took photographs under the skirts of young girls in Taplow

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At Reading Crown Court on Monday 3rd August 2015 a 35 year old man was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment for outraging public decency after he was found guilty of taking photographs under the skirts of girls aged 10 years and under at the Bishop Centre in Taplow.

On the afternoon of Saturday 30th May 2015 a woman shopping at the Bishops Centre in Taplow contacted Thames Valley Police after she noticed a suspicious looking man carrying a bag which had wires coming out of it.

Officers attended the location and arrested the 35-year-old of Fengate, Marsham in Norfolk on suspicion of voyeurism. In his possession officers found a camera which contained photographs taken under the skirts of five different girls.

The man was charged with outraging public decency the on Sunday 31st May 2015 and remanded in police custody overnight.

On Monday 1st June 2015 the man appeared before Slough Magistrates’ Court where he was released on court bail with conditions.

On Wednesday 15th July 2015 the man attended Reading Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to the charge. He was bailed for sentencing which took place on Monday 3rd August 2015.

PC Gary Holliday, who led the investigation, said: ‘[the man] photographed young girls under their skirts, with the youngest victim being under the age of two.

This is totally despicable and I am therefore pleased with the sentence given.

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