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Man sentenced for voyeurism - Abingdon

Thursday 03 April 2014, 1:20pm

A 32-year-old man has today (3/4) been sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment after being convicted of voyeurism.

Christopher Richardson-Blake, of Redbridge, Peterborough, pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court on 3 March.

Richardson-Blake was contracted to carry out electrical work at Abingdon Police Station.

During this time, he stole a laptop from the station and installed a camera in the women’s changing room to film officers and staff getting changed.

Richardson-Blake pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism between June 2011 and July 2012. He also admitted to one count of theft between October 2011 and July 2012, relating to the laptop.

He was today sentenced to six months for the voyeurism count and four months for the theft of the laptop. He will also be placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years and received a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Speaking after the sentencing, South and Vale LPA commander 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.

“I would like to commend the professionalism of all the victims and the professional way staff have dealt with these offences coming to light.

“And I am very pleased to see the offender being brought to justice by the courts.”

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