October 2017

Stalker’s obsession with teenager uncovered when police find secret stash of pictures and videos

A 60-year-old stalker followed a teenage girl and took photos of her for his own sexual gratification.

David Farmer, of Castle Street, Hinckley, became obsessed with his victim and took thousands of pictures and videos without her knowing.

He carried on for 18 months until the arrest of a suspected paedophile in Surrey led to his apprehension.

Surrey Police recovered chat logs and photographs of Farmer’s victim which were passed to Leicestershire Police.

When interviewed Farmer admitted gaining sexual gratification from the footage he had taken.

Farmer was charged with stalking and was sentenced to 26 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months after he was found guilty at Leicester Magistrates Court.

He was also made the subject of a five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order