July 2022

Bracknell man jailed for filming girl, 15, changing

A pervert used secret cameras to film a 15-year-old girl showering and getting undressed before boasting about it on Twitter.

Michael Walker, of Harvey Place, Andover, was sent to prison today (July 1) after a judge blasted him for sharing the images with like-minded perverts on the social media site.

Reading Crown Court heard how Walker’s offending, which took place between February and August 2020, was uncovered by police after they found the 36-year-old’s depraved messages about recording the girl.

They traced the Twitter account’s IP address back to Walker and arrested him at his Bracknell residence.

Officers secured his devices and found that Walker had filmed the 15-year-old getting undressed after setting up secret recording equipment.

Located on Walker’s devices were:

  • Eight indecent videos, two of which were deemed to be the most explicit kind

  • 14 videos of extreme porn

  • 67 indecent images and two images of extreme porn

  • Chat logs that showed Walker had shared images of the girl with other Twitter users

  • Images of the girl that had been altered to include other lewd content

  • A video of Walker performing a sex act with pink underwear

  • Chat logs of sexually explicit conversations with a Twitter user who claimed to be 13-years-old

In a victim statement read by prosecutor Alex Radley, the girl said: “I was only 15.

“For days on end after I found out I struggled and put on a brave face.

“I did not want to take a shower. All I wanted to do was cry for hours and hours. I just couldn’t believe it.

“I still feel scared even to this day. My anxiety is worse than ever.

“I want him to go to prison for as long as possible because I have to live with this forever.”

His Honour Judge Nawaz, passing sentence, said the offences showed a “different side” to Walker.

He added: “The most worrying part is that you distributed these images to others.

“I have no doubt that if you were not arrested you would have continued to post [the images].”

Walker was handed a 32-month prison sentence for three counts of making indecent images, one count of distributing indecent images, and one count of voyeurism. He will serve half of this in custody before being released.

The Andover man will have to sign the sex offenders register for ten years.