Leytonstone man jailed for voyeurism and indecent images offences

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A man from Waltham Forest who covertly recorded women and children and stored more than 12,000 indecent images of children has been jailed.

Dean Gordon, 41, of Rosewood Court, Leytonstone, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, January 16 having previously pleaded guilty to three counts of making and ten counts of taking indecent photographs of children; possession of extreme pornographic images and possession of a prohibited image of a child.

He also admitted sexually assaulting a young girl and six counts of voyeurism.

He was sentenced to six years and eight months’ imprisonment.

On August 11, 2021, officers from the Online Child Sex Abuse and Exploitation Team (OCSAE), based in North East BCU, executed a search warrant at Gordon’s home address and numerous devices were seized which contained numerous videos of children being covertly recorded naked.

Gordon was arrested and officers searched his address for over the course of three days with the help of a specialist search team. Numerous covert camera devices were found, including a water bottle with a hidden camera and numerous coat hooks with hidden cameras installed as well.

Over 200 exhibits were seized and officers conducted months’ long trawl of every single digital device to uncover victims and his abuse.

A number of child and adult female victims, who were all known to Gordon, were located who had no idea they had been secretly recorded by him.

In total, Gordon had 12,529 indecent images of children, including over 2,000 of the most serious Category A images. This included 436 images of the numerous child victims he covertly recorded for his own sexual gratification.

Gordon befriended families with young female children and then covertly recorded the children naked or semi-naked. In one case, he sexually abused a young girl whilst she lay asleep and recorded himself abusing her.

He also covertly recorded multiple woman naked.

Gordon pleaded guilty at his first appearance at Thames Magistrates’ Court August 15, 2022.

Detective Constable James Cronin of the OCSAE team in North East BCU said: “This has been a complex investigation involving specialist officers undertaking countless hours of work to uncover his wrongdoing and locate and assist victims of his abuse. The victims, especially the children, have shown incredible bravery by coming forward and sharing their story.

“Anyone who believes they have been a victim of child abuse should contact police on 101 and, as this case demonstrates, we will carry out a thorough investigation and bring perpetrators to justice.”

Mick Ferris

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