Disabled man 'spied on carers with hidden cameras'

Farhan Mian is on trial accused of spying on his carers through hidden cameras in his home for sexual gratification

Farhan Mian is on trial accused of spying on his carers through hidden cameras in his home for sexual gratification

A disabled man in a wheelchair hid cameras around his home to film a carer shaving her pubic hair, a court heard.

Farhan Mian, 32, who suffered from muscular dystrophy and uses breathing apparatus, allegedly made secret videos of three workers at his home in west London.

Mian, who required round the clock care, placed cameras he could control from his computer in the bathroom and bedroom of the house where the nurses lived with him.

Some of the cameras were concealed in the eyes of rabbits painted on a bed headboard, Isleworth Crown Court heard.

Another camera was focused on the bathroom and film has been recovered showing one of the carers shaving her public hair.

Opening the case, prosecutor Tim Starkey said: 'Mr Farhan Mian is a severely disabled male who requires 24 hour care.

'He is accused of using cameras installed in the bathroom and carers bedroom to watch his female carers without their clothes on and carrying out private acts such as going to the toilet or shaving their legs or [pubic hair].

'The prosecution case is that he did this for his own sexual gratification.'

Mian's lawyer claims one woman consented to the cameras and another was for security

Mian's lawyer claims one woman consented to the cameras and another was for security

The footage was captured from two cameras, one installed in the carers bedroom and one in the bathroom.

They could be controlled by Mian's computer and were capable of swivelling 360 degrees with "zoom in" capabilities.

One carer told how Mian had redecorated her room pink with the rabbits or bunnies painted on the bed's headboard, while she was away on holiday in June 2011.

She told jurors her world 'turned upside down' when she discovered cameras placed in the eyeholes of the bunnies, directly

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