Council worker jailed for 16 months for secretly filming women showering and ...

John Cameron, 34, from Denbigh, Wales was jailed for 16 months at Mold Crown Court today

John Cameron, 34, from Denbigh, Wales was jailed for 16 months at Mold Crown Court today

A former council official who led a secret life stockpiling sexual images of children and covertly filming women and young girls changing has been jailed.

John Cameron, 34, from Denbigh, Wales, an ex-compliance and contracts manager with Denbighshire County Council, was jailed for 16 months today.

Police raided his home in the summer and found thousands of indecent images and movies, including ones of a young girl who had been sexually abused and drugged. 

Cameron admitted in court that he got sexual gratification from looking at images of child sex abuse, adding that he was seeking help. 

Children involved in the images which had been downloaded were as young as five and one child aged about six was unconscious, apparently drugged. 

He said he had a strong desire to look at images of child pornography and was 'unable to control it'. 

Mold Crown Court also heard how he covertly made his own movies of unsuspecting women - taken at a swimming pool at a holiday camp, and under the doors of changing rooms.

He set up spy cameras in other places and secretly filmed a teenage girl showering. 

As well as the jail sentence, Cameron was given a ten year sexual harm prevention order and ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years.

He was also given an indefinite restraining order and cannot contact some of his victims.

Judge Nicolas Parry told him the case 'was awash with aggravating features'.

Over a period of 14 years Cameron had gathered images of child sex abuse for his own sexual gratification.

This unusually long period of offending was a 'seriously aggravating feature', together with the large number of images and videos found, the judge said. 

Police raided his home in the summer and found thousands of indecent images and movies, including ones of a young girl who had been sexually abused and drugged

Police raided his home in the summer and found thousands of indecent images and movies, including ones of a young girl who had been sexually abused and drugged

The defendant made his own covert movies and would film people in public toilets, in changing rooms, and would follow women and children into shops filming them.

He filmed people going about their daily lives, invading their privacy.

In mitigation, Judge Parry cited his early guilty pleas and immediate

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