A computer repairman who installed a camera in his home to film visitors is jailed for 18 months

A computer repairman who installed a camera in his home to film women changing clothes before using his swimming pool and downloaded intimate footage from their computers is jailed for 18 months

  • Ian Lloyd, 35, collected hundreds of intimate images of unsuspecting women
  • Lloyd abused his position as a computer repairman to steal pictures of phones
  • He installed a hidden camera in his ex-Flintshire home to watch women undress
  • He has now been jailed for 18 months for his ‘calculated’ and ‘deliberate’ voyeurism

A voyeur who used his role as a computer repairman to steal hundreds of intimate images of women has been jailed for 18 months.

Ian Lloyd, 35, from Gobowen, Shropshire, found ways to upload intimate photos when he was given computers and mobile phones to repair.

He also installed a hidden camera inside his former home in Flintshire, to watch unsuspecting women change as they use his swimming pool.

The offenses came to light when a victim reported their suspicious behavior, the Wrexham chief reports.

Mold Crown Court heard 13 victims of his ‘depraved’ driving had been identified, although there were many more in the footage spanning twelve years.

Judge Niclas Parry told Lloyd it was “calculated, planned, deliberate and selfish behavior”.

Ian Lloyd, 35, from Gobowen, Shropshire, found ways to upload intimate photos when he was given computers and mobile phones to repair

He said the offense was committed “without any regard for the privacy and dignity of your victims”.

Attorney Karl Scholz read a victim impact statement, which was filmed as she changed to use the swimming pool at Lloyd’s home.

She said her self-esteem had “hit rock bottom” after learning what had happened and she had been under “crushing” stress.

Another woman read a statement in court and said she felt “sickened”.

“I can only describe it as a violation,” she said.

A third victim said Lloyd’s offense “made her skin crawl”, while another said she felt “paranoid, wary of new people and more outgoing”.

Lloyd admitted five counts of voyeurism and eight of computer misuse. He told police he was intrigued to see women undressed, the prosecutor said.

Mold Crown Court heard 13 victims of his 'depraved' driving had been identified, although there were many more in the footage spanning twelve years

Mold Crown Court heard 13 victims of his ‘depraved’ driving had been identified, although there were many more in the footage spanning twelve years

Lloyd had previously been convicted of uploading child sexual images.

Mr Scholz said Lloyd’s broken wife was divorced, although she was not the victim of the offences.

Judge Parry added: “Because there are so many victims, because of the breach of trust, because of the significant impact, the case is simply too serious to stay and the sentence must be purged immediately.”

He must register as a sex offender for ten years and a sexual abuse prevention order has been issued for the same period.

Henry Hills, defending, said Lloyd took steps to remedy his offense and engaged in therapy.

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