December 2017

Pervert recorded schoolgirl in shower along with keeping pictures of her on toilet

A pervert secretly recorded a little girl in the shower and captured hundreds of indecent pictures of her.

Ryan Johnston, of Ayr, also covertly captured images of her in the toilet and bath.

The voyeur was snared after he’d placed a recording device on a bathroom floor to film her when she was 15, Ayr Sheriff Court heard.

The creep also took pictures of another woman’s body as she slept. 
Depute fiscal Hayley Robertson said his teenage victim had jumped in the shower and left the door ajar so the cat could get out and noticed a mobile phone being held through the ajar door.

Ms Robertson said: “She felt confused and ashamed. She remained in the shower until she felt the accused move away from the door.” 
Police officers arrested Johnston, 37, and seized his computers, laptops and mobile phone.

They discovered hundreds of images and film on a raft of electronic devices with pictures of the girl aged only nine. It is understood he hid cameras around a property.

Cybercrime investigators found film on a mobile phone of the teen naked in the shower.

A pen drive contained a picture of her in a bath. Another 200 images found on a HP tower showed her on the toilet.

Another laptop contained 30 photographs of the child getting out of the bath.

A total of 100 other copies of the images were found. Fifty-nine pictures of a woman sleeping with the blanket pulled down exposing her breasts were also discovered on a tablet.

Johnston, of Sycamore Crescent, Forehill, carried out the offences in Maybole.

Appearing in the dock this week, Johnston admitted being in possession of indecent images of children between December 2, 2009 and April 21, 2016.

He pleaded guilty to filming a child naked in the shower on March, 27, 2016 and trying to video record her showering again on April, 21 last year.

He admitted another charge of pulling down bed covers and recording a woman sleeping with her breasts exposed without her consent between November 25, 2014 and April 21, 2016.

Sheriff Carole Cunningham added him to the sex offenders register and ordered reports to be prepared on this background.

He is due back in court next month.

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