August 2016

‘Social menace’ jailed for taking upskirt photos of females


A “social menace” who preyed on unsuspecting females by taking photos up their skirts has been sentenced to four years and nine months in jail.

Trevor Beasley, 48, of Chapel Road in Redhill was discovered covertly taking photographs up the skirts of female shoppers in the town in July this year.

The 48-year-old appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday having been charged with outraging public decency, breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and four counts of making indecent images between July 11 to July 14.

The breach was brought to light by an eagle eyed PCSO who spotted Beasley acting suspiciously in the town centre and gave chase when the offender threw a filming device under a car and ran off.

He was discovered in possession of a covert recording device in a public place, which he was prohibited from by the order under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 made at Guildford Crown Court a week earlier.

He also had in his car a laptop with more than 11,000 indecent images on it, including the most serious Category A images.

Beasley had been banned, by the same order, from possessing any device capable of storing digital images unless he made it available on request for inspection by a police officer.

Beasley admitted his activity, known as ‘upskirting’, which began again just days after his previous sentence for seven counts of making and possession of indecent images of children and one count of outraging public decency.