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Navy veteran raped schoolgirl and planted hidden camera

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Scott Forbes plied a 14-year-old girl with alcohol during sex attacks in Edinburgh.

A former serviceman raped a schoolgirl and sexually assaulted another underage girl[nbsp_tc]

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Scott Forbes also placed a hidden camera in another victim’s bedroom and recorded footage of her while she was naked and getting dressed.

Jailing him for nine years on Monday, a judge told Forbes, 49, that the corrosive effect of his behavior on victims was “incalculable”.

[nbsp_tc]Lord Woolman said: “You have altered the course of their lives.”

Forbes, formerly of Firrhill Park, in Edinburgh, was convicted of five offences committed between 2009 and May last year, including rape, sexual assault and possessing and making indecent images of children.

He locked a 14-year-old in a house in Edinburgh and made sexual remarks to the child and molested and raped her and photographed her naked body.

He also plied another 14-year-old with drink, showed her pornography, molested her and took pictures of her naked body while she was intoxicated at an address in Edinburgh on May last year.

Forbes was also found to have set up equipment at a house in Bonnyrigg, in Midlothian, to covertly shoot and record footage of a third victim in April last year.

Lord Woolman also ordered at the High Court in Edinburgh that the Royal Navy veteran should be kept under supervision for an extra four years after his release.

The judge said he had “narrowly” decided against calling for a full risk-assessment report, which can lead to the making of an Order for Lifelong Restriction.

He told Forbes he was prepared to treat him as a first offender and noted that he had medical problems which have prevented him working for the last eight years.

Defence counsel David Nicholson said Forbes continued to deny the serious sexual offending.

Mr Nicholson said Forbes had been on long term sick leave following a variety of health problems.

He told the court that Forbes has a neurological condition and was previously diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.

The defence counsel said that arose primarily from Forbes’ service when he was stationed in Iraq and the Arabian gulf.

He added: “He is not somebody with any difficulty with drugs or alcohol.”

Following the sentencing, police praised victims who came forward to give evidence against Forbes.

Detective Sergeant Jonny Wright, of Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit, said: “Scott Forbes is a devious individual who took advantage of each of the victims’ trust.

“I want to commend their bravery in coming forward, which has led to Forbes’ conviction.

“I would also like to reassure any victims of sexual crime that there is no time limit to reporting offences and we will always investigate.”

Police Scotland added: “Anyone with information about sexual offences can contact Police Scotland on[nbsp_tc]101, or report this anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on[nbsp_tc]0800 555 111.”

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Creepy hostel owner caught using remote-controlled cameras hidden inside shampoo bottles to film women in the shower – and then put the clips on porn sites

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New Zealand man pleaded guilty to charges related to secretly filming guests[nbsp_tc][br_tc]The court heard the man would film female guests at his homestay property[nbsp_tc][br_tc]He would put hidden cameras in shampoo bottles and upload footage[nbsp_tc]online[nbsp_tc]

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A[nbsp_tc]New Zealand[nbsp_tc]man has pleaded guilty to secretly filming female guests while they showered at his homestay property by using cameras hidden in shampoo bottles.[nbsp_tc]

The Hawke’s Bay man faced the Hastings District Court and pleaded guilty to a combined 51 charges.[nbsp_tc]

The court heard he had made up to 219 recordings of 34 different women who had stayed with him before uploading them to a porn website.[nbsp_tc]

Stuff[nbsp_tc]reported that the man would allow guests to us the shower in the property, but had to organise times first.[nbsp_tc]

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Once those times were organized, the man would place shampoo bottles with hidden cameras around the bathroom and shower, the court heard.[nbsp_tc]

He would then use a remote control to turn them on, catching guests in the shower and undressing.[nbsp_tc]

He would wait until his house guests left the bathroom before retrieving the hidden cameras and uploading footage to his personal hard drive.

Once he had uploaded the videos online, he also encouraged users to leave ‘positive comments’, it was reported.

The court heard the man would caption the videos and describe his victims by race and occupation.[nbsp_tc]

In one case the man also added his own commentary to a video.[nbsp_tc]

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The man’s identity was suppressed by the court, despite the pleas of crown prosecutor Steve Manning.[nbsp_tc]

‘There are 34 victims whose most intimate images have been spread all over the world,’ he said.[nbsp_tc][nbsp_tc]

The man’s lawyer, Matt Phelps, requested the suppression order to protect the man’s wife who he said suffers from a condition which would be compounded if he were identified,’ the[nbsp_tc]New Zealand Herald[nbsp_tc]reported.

Judge Geoff Rea imposed the suppression order and also granted the man bail pending his sentence at the[nbsp_tc]Napier District Court in October.

The most serious charges the man faces carry a maximum jail term of 14 years.

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Man stalked ex-partner using car tracking device and hidden camera

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James Austin Yarwood was upset when his six year relationship hit a ‘rough patch’, court told.

A man who monitored his ex-partner’s movements using trackers and hidden cameras has pleaded guilty to stalking.

By Derek Bellis

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James Austin Yarwood placed a tracker in her car’s glove compartment and a hidden camera beneath her TV so he could see her sitting on the sofa chatting to a visitor – even though he was at his father’s home in Leicester.

Llandudno magistrates court chairwoman Janet Ellis told the 30-year-old: “We are quite shocked at some of the things we have heard.”

The court heard the 30-year-old monitored the movements of his ex-partner with the aid of electronic devices because he was upset by a “rough patch” in their six-year relationship.

Gareth Parry, prosecuting, said Yarwood had also bombarded the victim with phone calls and texts.

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Yarwood, of Lower Denbigh Road, St Asaph, pleaded guilty to stalking teacher Keilah Stewart at her home at Abergele between May and mid-June and was given a year’s community order.

He must pay his victim £200 compensation and costs of £170, with 100 hours of unpaid work and he must undertake a “building better relationships” programme with the probation service.

But she didn’t want a restraining order so he could maintain contact with two children.

Craig Hutchinson, defending, said Yarwood had a good job with a motor company.

“These were the actions of a desperate man trying to keep his relationship together”, he said.

He added: “There may be a time when the relationship will rekindle. The hope is that everyone will put this behind them.”

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