Voyeur Landlord Convicted for Hidden Cameras

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A voyeur landlord who hid cameras in his tenants rooms to watch them naked and having sex was described as ‘sad’ by a judge when convicted.

Rogue landlord Paul Dunster recorded 183 videos of women and their guests over a 10 year period without their consent. The 59-year-old landlord was caught out by a police investigation. He initially denied two charges of voyeurism before eventually pleading guilty.

Portsmouth Crown Court was told that when police arrived at Dunster’s address they found two memory cards with incriminating evidence of his secret recording after he had set up cameras in the bedroom and bathroom.

Prosecutor David Reid explained: ‘The first memory card had 18 videos which showed sexual encounters between men and women in the bedroom. Those videos lasted a total of 20 minutes but none of the tenants were aware of the cameras. The second memory card was taken from the bathroom and showed women having baths and showers, who were also totally unaware they were filmed. There was significant planning to this and it was an abuse of trust as the women were tenants.’

Defence barrister Daniel Reilly argued that Dunster had two character witnesses from tenants, with one of whom being a lady featured naked in one of the recordings in 2008. Mr Reiley stated that ‘(The tenant) described him as a kind, caring and a warm-hearted individual. Many residents are extremely grateful he lets them rent rooms the way he does.’

In addition, Dunster’s portfolio included seven flats which had accumulated a total outstanding mortgage of £870,000.

Judge David Melville QC said: ‘The residents would have been disgusted to know that you had a camera set up in the bedroom showing people having sex. I’m sure people would also have been disgusted to know that you set up a camera in the bathroom to satisfy your sexual needs. It is sad story and one which is disgusting.’
Dunster was given a £5,000 fine, 100 hours of unpaid work, 20 rehabilitation days, and has to pay £500 costs.’

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