March 2018

Pervert took ‘upskirt’ photos of Telford children using camera fitted on shoe

A pervert who used a camera fitted on a shoe to take ‘upskirt’ photos of children in Telford has been locked up

Geoffrey Jones was jailed for three years on Friday after he used a modified camera adapted to fit on a shoe to take photos up children’s dresses.

The 61-year-old, who had been convicted of sexual offences before, predominantly took the photos in public shopping areas around Telford and was found with hard drives containing indecent images of children.

Police raided Jones’ home in Market Street, Oakengates, earlier this year after a member of the public raised concerns about his behaviour.

There officers seized a number of devices, including the specially-adapted camera, which were found to contain images of the ‘upskirting’ victims taken around Telford , as well as three category C indecent images of children.

Jones was arrested on February 3 and was charged to appear before Telford Magistrates Court on February 5, where he pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children, outraging public decency and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

He appeared before Shrewsbury Crown Court on Friday and was sentenced to 36 months behind bars.