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Abingdon police station voyeur jailed

  • 3 April 2014
  • From the section England
Christopher Richardson-Blake
Christopher Richardson-Blake also stole a police laptop

A man who secretly filmed female police officers in changing rooms has been jailed.

Christopher Richardson-Blake, 32, of Redbridge, Peterborough, had been contracted to carry out electrical work at Abingdon police station.

Oxford Crown Court heard he fitted a camera in the women's changing room at the station to record officers getting changed.

He admitted voyeurism and theft and was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

He received six months was for the voyeurism count, and four months for the theft of a laptop belonging to Thames Valley Police from the station in Colwell Drive.

It was discovered at his home.

'Private acts'

He will remain on the sex offenders register for 10 years and received a sexual offences prevention order for 10 years.

The court heard how Richardson-Blake recorded others "doing private acts" for his own sexual gratification or for that of a third party.

Abingdon Police Station
Christopher Richardson-Blake was contracted to carry out electrical work at Abingdon police station

Speaking after the sentencing, Supt Andy Boyd said: "Christopher Richardson-Blake completely abused his position when he, without thought for anyone's right to privacy, installed the camera in Abingdon police station.

"We are pleased Richardson-Blake has been brought to justice."

Investigating officer Det Ch Insp Mark Johns said: "This was a complete invasion of privacy against employees of Thames Valley Police."

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