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Liam Gormley jailed for voyeurism at Newcastle council

Liam James Gormley
Image caption Liam Gormley pleaded guilty to 27 charges

A Newcastle City Council employee who used secret cameras hidden in staff toilets to spy on his colleagues has been jailed for two-and-a-half-years.

Liam Gormley had earlier admitted 27 charges, which included voyeurism, and possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

The 32-year-old from Benton Road, Newcastle, was also banned from working with children.

He was suspended after his arrest and no longer works for the authority.

The judge at Newcastle Crown Court ordered Gormley to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

A council spokesman said: "Newcastle City Council is pleased that the criminal prosecution against Gormley is now concluded.

"This has been a distressing time for the staff affected.

"The council has and will continue to support these staff through access to counselling and other support services.

"Gormley was immediately suspended from duty once the council became aware of the allegations. He subsequently resigned."

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