Aug 12 2018
Landlord Installs Cameras In Tenants’ Rooms And Watches Them Having Sex
A pervert landlord watched his tenants having sex and showering after planting hidden cameras in their rooms, a court heard.
Paul Dunster, 59, made a staggering 183 videos of unsuspecting naked women who rented rooms from him over a 10 year period to ‘satisfy his sexual needs’.
A judge told him it was a “sad” and “disgusting” story.
Police raided former security worker Dunster’s home in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and found two memory cards containing the voyeuristic videos.
He initially denied two charges of voyeurism but later admitted making the secret videos after setting up cameras in the bedroom and bathroom of one of the properties he rented out.
Prosecutor David Reid told Portsmouth Crown Court:
“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 camera.
“The second memory card was taken from the bathroom and showed women having baths and showers – women 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.”
The court heard army veteran Dunster was landlord of seven flats and had total outstanding mortgages of £870,000.
Daniel Reilly, mitigating, told the hearing:
“Many residents are extremely grateful he lets them rent rooms the way he does.”
Sentencing Dunster, Judge David Melville QC said:
“The residents would have been disgusted to know you had a camera set up in the bedroom to film people having sex.
“I’m sure people would also have been disgusted to know you set up a camera in the bathroom to satisfy your sexual needs.
“It is sad story and one which is disgusting.”
Dunster was ordered to pay a £5,000 fine plus £500 in costs, and was given 100 hours of unpaid work with 20 rehabilitation days.