A voyeur has been jailed for spying on a naked 14-year-old girl as she got changed at a seaside holiday camp.
Graeme Croucher accidentally filmed his own face as he set his mobile phone to record and edged it under the barrier between two cubicles.
He used the phone to film the girl who was getting changed in the next door cubicle and later downloaded the images onto another device.
Croucher also filmed teenaged girls in Torquay and was caught when one of them spotted his phone hidden in a grey sock.
She went to investigate and found it was set up to record her as she used the toilet. Police later found videos of four different girls aged 14 to 18 on the phone and a USB memory stick.
The victims were so shocked at learning they had been filmed that one said she felt sick and others that they felt violated.
Croucher, aged 35, of Millway, Chudleigh, admitted four counts of voyeurism and three of making indecent images of children and was jailed for a year by Recorder Mr Jonathan Barnes at Exeter Crown Court.
The judge put him on the Sex Offenders Register and made him subject of a ten-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order which restricts his future contact with children.
He told him: ”These were clandestine videos showing young girls in a state of undress. It took place over 18 months and involved considerable planning and deceit.”
Mr Gareth Evans, prosecuting, said the police were called in after one of the girls spotted the hidden phone in the bathroom in Torquay.
They seized the phone and a memory stick and found a total of seven videos which varied in length from a few seconds to more than eight minutes and had been taken between early 2017 and him being caught in November 2018.
He continued to deny making the images even after they had been found by police and the girls had all been identified. He only admitted what he had done when the case got to court.
Police found footage of one 14-year-old girl which he had shot secretly at Butlin’s in Minehead in April 2017
Mr Evans said: ”He inadvertently filmed himself. The footage from Butlin’s shows him as the first person on it and it is clear that he put the phone on the floor and moved it incrementally underneath the wall between the cubicles until the girl is shown clearly and in full picture.”
Croucher’s marriage ended as a result of his arrest but he is still working as a golf club chef and a warehouseman to pay maintenance to his family.