A disgusting landlord has been ordered to pay a £5,000 fine plus £500 in costs, and handed 100 hours of unpaid work with 20 rehabilitation days for making no fewer than 183 videos of naked women after planting cameras in his tenants' rooms so he could watch them showering and having sex.
Many people are surprised to see Paul Dunster, 59, spared jail, after he was caught making the videos over a ten year period to ‘satisfy his sexual needs’.
The scandal was uncovered when police raided Dunster’s home in Portsmouth and discovered two memory cards featuring the voyeuristic videos.
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.”
Sentencing Dunster, who was a landlord of seven flats, 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.”