Pervert avoids jail for filming up young girls’ skirts
A Sainsbury’s shop worker who followed young girls to take pictures up their skirts along the toy aisle has avoided jail.
Paedophile Miles Fraser was working at Sainsbury’s, Benfleet, when he was caught by a customer crouching behind two young girls and taking inappropriate pictures with his mobile phone.
Fraser, 26, formerly of Benfleet but now living in Canterbury, appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court yesterday to be sentenced after admitting taking an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of outraging public decency.
Meyrem Flint, prosecuting, said: “In the afternoon the customer entered Sainsbury’s to do some shopping.
“She heard the sound of a camera clicking which caused her to look round down the toy isle.
“She then noticed an employee crouched down near two little girls aged between seven or eight-years-old.
“She stated she continued to watch the man and said he continued to follow the girls and was taking photographs up the skirts.
“The customer went to get a security officer but could not find one so she then approached the defendant and asked if she could have a word with him.”
The court heard he admitted making a mistake and became anxious.
Ms Flint said: “When asked if he had done this before he said ‘yes once. I don’t know why’.”
Fraser was arrested by police and his phone was seized.
On the device, officers found a folder called “favourites” which contained 23 similar videos including footage of him filming up children’s skirts while they were unaware.
There were also 78 other inappropriate images.
Fraser received a three year community order which requires him to complete a sex offenders programme and carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. He must sign the sex offenders’ register and was also made subject of a sexual harm prevention order.
Benfleet pervert admitted he ‘enjoys’ filming up young girls’ skirts
A former Sainsbury’s worker was filming up children’s skirts while they wandered round the supermarket – and admitted that he “enjoyed” the experience.
Miles Fraser worked on the shop floor at the Benfleet store and was caught by a shocked customer crouching behind two girls aged between seven and eight, placing his phone underneath their skirts.
He followed the girls, who were unaware of his presence, around the store for five minutes, before the customer stepped in.
The 26-year-old, formerly of Raymonds Drive, Benfleet, pleaded guilty to two counts of an act of outraging public decent and one count of taking an indecent image of a child at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, April 7.
At a hearing at Basildon Magistrates’ Court today (Friday, April 13), it was revealed that when approached by the customer, he started to shake and said he did not know why he committed the perverse act.
Prosecuting, Samantha Doyle said: “On April 5, a member of the public was in the Sainsbury’s on Stadium Way when she noticed a man crouching down near to two girls aged between seven and eight.
“He was holding his mobile phone and following them and taking photos up the skirts and side stepping, keeping time with the children.
“She witnessed this for five minutes and went to find a security officer but couldn’t find one so she stopped him herself.
“When approached he started shaking and said, ‘I have f***** everything up. Why are you doing this to me?’
“He said he had done this before but did not know why he had done it and that he enjoyed it.”
Fraser was then arrested at the supermarket and his phone was seized.
On the device was a folder titled, ‘Favourites’, containing 23 vile videos, a number of which were of him filming up children’s skirts, showing their bottoms.
There were also a number of videos that zoomed in on women’s breasts while they were shopping.
In total, 78 moving images were found on his phone.
Fraser has been kicked out of his house share after the landlord heard the perverse offences he had committed. He is now living at his mother’s house in Fairleigh Drive, Leigh-on-Sea.
He is set to be sentenced on Wednesday, May 2 at Southend Magistrates’ Court.