Suspended sentence for pervert who filmed teenage girl in shower and wore mask to court

Suspended sentence for pervert who filmed teenage girl in shower and wore mask to court

Timothy Yarnold in a mask at a previous court appearance

Timothy Yarnold

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A PERVERT who secretly filmed a teenage girl in the shower received a suspended jail term today.

Timothy Yarnold, 22, set up his iPhone in an empty toothpaste box with a hole cut out in a covert attempt to film his victim – aged 16 at the time – in Weymouth in December 2012.

The ploy was discovered by the victim herself, and other indecent images of her from different occasions were later found on Yarnold’s computer by the police.

Ordering him to attend the Thames Valley Sex Offenders course, Judge Peter Johnson said: “She was terrified at what was recorded, and at what you might have done with the videos.

“You remain completely unconcerned about her feelings.”

He said Yarnold, who had previously made “bizarre” videos of himself in his car in public locations, had suggested women he recorded shouldn’t complain as they were captured on CCTV all the time.

“Your thought processes are warped,” the judge added at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Yarnold, of Grantley Gardens, Plymouth, who had pleaded not guilty to two counts of voyeurism and two of possessing indecent images, claimed they had been placed on his computer to frame him. He was convicted after a trial.

Bizarrely, he had arrived at Bournemouth Crown Court each day of the trial wearing a white mask over his face, which he was ordered to remove by security guards before going inside. He was also seen carrying a placard.

In mitigation, Neil Hinton said the offences, while embarrassing and uncomfortable for the victim did not constitute “serious sexual harm”.

Judge Johnson imposed a six month prison sentence suspended for two years, ordered him to sign the sex offenders register for seven years, and imposed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order banning him from unisex changing facilities.

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4:14pm Mon 28 Jul 14

JamesYoung says...

Clearly off his rocker or pretending to me. I suspect we'll be hearing more of this fellow and not in a good way.
Clearly off his rocker or pretending to me. I suspect we'll be hearing more of this fellow and not in a good way. JamesYoung
  • Score: 17

6:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

southwellman says...

How can it not be serious sexual harm? I dare say it will be on the net somewhere and the victims will have to live with it forever? Too soft on the perve me thinks.. off to jail where he can meet the bigger boys and have some himself!
How can it not be serious sexual harm? I dare say it will be on the net somewhere and the victims will have to live with it forever? Too soft on the perve me thinks.. off to jail where he can meet the bigger boys and have some himself! southwellman
  • Score: 10

10:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dorset Boy says...

Suspended sentence, hopefully by the proverbials, (wedding tackle) or whatever you call them
Suspended sentence, hopefully by the proverbials, (wedding tackle) or whatever you call them Dorset Boy
  • Score: 3

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