April 2023

Kettering paedophile used hidden cameras to film children

A Kettering paedophile who used hidden cameras to covertly film children has been put behind bars.

Antony Easton, 41, was arrested after a police investigation into child abuse images which had been uploaded to the internet in late 2019.

Officers traced these images to his home and after his arrest they went on to discover that Easton had also, in the past, used cameras to secretly film children

Easton, formerly of Northumberland Close, was subsequently charged with three counts of making indecent photographs of children and three offences of voyeurism.

He entered guilty pleas at Northampton Crown Court in December 2022 and earlier this month he was sentenced to a total of 15 months in prison

When police examined his electronic devices, it became clear he had also been involved in making what are known as first-generation images, which he had obtained by using hidden devices.

Easton was placed on the sex offender register for eight years and was also made subject to a 10-year sexual harm prevention order

He was also ordered to pay a £140 victim surcharge and a destruction order was made for three electronic devices seized by police during the investigation.