Man films woman getting in and out of bath

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A voyeuristic man who hid a mobile and filmed his girlfriend’s friend getting in and out of the bath, was sentenced at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court.

Paul Honour, 31, of Carr Holme Court, King Cross, Halifax, was previously found guilty of voyeurism - recording a person carrying out a private act for sexual gratification.

Between January and May, Honour filmed the female, who spent a lot of time at the home he shared with his ex-partner, bathing.

Honours’ ex-partner found the videos on his phone.

Prosecuting Jane Farrah said the victim was “sickened”. The defendant and the victim did not have a good relationship, the court heard and when Honour realised he had been caught he called her to say he took the footage to put on the internet - ‘to get her back’.

Mitigation Paul Manning said: “There was no sexual chemistry between parties.”

Mr Manning said there was no evidence that the video had been broadcast anywhere.

Magistrates imposed a 26-week prison sentence, suspended for 12-months. Honour was ordered to pay £200 compensation and £200 costs. He was given a 12-month community and supervision order, a medium level activity and placed on the sexual register for seven-years.