London Men Jailed for Secretly Filming at Swimming Pools

London Men Jailed for Secretly Filming at Swimming Pools
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London (Parliament News) – Two men, Robert Morgan and Adam Dennis, received jail sentences for secretly photographing around 6,000 people, including children, in London and southwest England swimming pools. The case shocked investigators and victims alike.

Two men have been jailed for secretly taking thousands of photos at swimming pools in London and south-west England. Robert Morgan, 32, and Adam Dennis, 38, are comprehended to have filmed and photographed around 6,000 people, including children, without their permission as they used changing rooms and bathrooms.

How Did Police Discover the Voyeurism Case?

The two men came to the lookout of police because of a separate investigation into an assault, which occurred on board a train in March 2017. A mobile phone was confiscated by officers investigating the assault, and the two men were apprehended for voyeurism offences in November 2017. Forensic examination of items confiscated from the men’s homes showed “covert” filming of victims while they utilised the bathroom, and images of victims in changing room cubicles.

Online chats were conducted with the pair sharing and trading images of victims filmed covertly in the swimming pools transforming rooms and making profile documents for them. The investigation lagged at least 6,000 potential victims. Detectives express a large number of the photos are unidentifiable.

What Evidence Led to the Men’s Arrest?

British Transport Police officers have been able to trace some victims, some of whom were children at the time of the footage being taken, to inform them of the investigation. None of the victim’s police have spoken to were conscious of being filmed or had given anyone consent to film them while changing. 

What Were the Sentences Given to the Offenders?

The two men were sentenced to a blended 42 months at Inner London Crown Court on April 24.

Dennis, of Ernest Fitches Way, Littlehampton, had earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to one count of voyeurism, one count of scheme to make indecent photographs of a child, one count of conspiracy to disseminate indecent photographs of a child and one count of maintaining indecent photographs of a child. He was convicted to 22 months imprisonment, to serve half and spend the remainder on licence.

Morgan, of Bradmore Park, London, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism, one count of conspiracy to make indecent photographs of a child, one count of conspiracy to distribute an indecent photograph of a child, three counts of possessing indecent photographs of a child, one count of possessing a prohibited image of a child, and one count of possession of a controlled drug.

What Impact Did the Voyeurism Case Have on Investigations?

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Claire Jackson-Harwood, stated: “This has been a long-running investigation with officers working tirelessly to ensure the victims get the justice they deserve. Dennis and Morgan’s insidious activities will have a life-long impact on the victims who were preyed upon while they innocently relished a hobby.

“They have given no thought to the victims and simply operated for their gratification. Not satisfied with just recording the images, they have worked together to go on and initiate profile documents and research their victims on social media. These activities make this offending even more shocking. I hope this outcome gives the victims the closure they deserve.”

Daniele Naddei

Daniele Naddei is a journalist at Parliament News covering European affairs, was born in Naples on April 8, 1991. He also serves as the Director of the CentroSud24 newspaper. During the period from 2010 to 2013, Naddei completed an internship at the esteemed local radio station Radio Club 91. Subsequently, he became the author of a weekly magazine published by the Italian Volleyball Federation of Campania (FIPAV Campania), which led to his registration in the professional order of Journalists of Campania in early 2014, listed under publicists. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as a freelance photojournalist and cameraman for external services for Rai and various local entities, including TeleCapri, CapriEvent, and TLA. Additionally, between 2014 and 2017, Naddei collaborated full-time with various newspapers in Campania, both in print and online. During this period, he also resumed his role as Editor-in-Chief at Radio Club 91.
Naddei is actively involved as a press officer for several companies and is responsible for editing cultural and social events in the city through his association with the Medea Fattoria Sociale. This experience continued until 2021. Throughout these years, he hosted or collaborated on football sports programs for various local broadcasters, including TLA, TvLuna, TeleCapri, Radio Stonata, Radio Amore, and Radio Antenna Uno.
From 2016 to 2018, Naddei was employed as an editor at newspapers of national interest within the circuit, including Internazionale24, Salute24, and OggiScuola. Since 2019, Naddei has been one of the creators of the Rabona television program "Calcio è Passione," which has been broadcast on TeleCapri Sport since 2023.