April 2019

Voyeur who filmed girls undressing through their windows jailed and ordered to sell his home

A vile voyeur who filmed women and girls undressing through their windows has been forced to sell his home.

John Holloman, 72, of Sandy, will also be jailed for two years after he was also convicted of possessing indecent images of children, Luton Crown Court heard on Friday (April 5).

When he lived in Slough, Holloman secretly filmed unsuspecting residents without their consent, and used tape to cover up the recording light on his video camera in order to avoid being spotted.

Holloman, a registered sex offender, was being visited by the police offender management team as part of a spot check when officers discovered the footage on his devices, along with indecent images of children and extreme pornography.

DC Paula Harrison, who led the case, said: “The Offender Management Unit at Bedfordshire Police is very proactive and we carry out unannounced home visits.

“On this occasion we identified that Holloman, a sex offender under management within the community, had been re-offending, with numerous images on his electronic devices, including those he had admitted filming of women and teenage girls living nearby.

“I am pleased that Holloman has now been put behind bars, and the location of his offending taken away from him with the court order to move away within six months of his release. This is an extremely rare court order.

“Within the Offender Management Unit, we will continue to work to reduce re-offending, but will always tackle criminality where it exists.”

Holloman had been remanded into custody since his arrest in January. He was sentenced to a total of 24 months imprisonment and was added to the sex offenders’ register for a further 10 years. In addition, the court made an order that he sell his home and move away within a six-month period of his release.

January 2019

Perverted pensioner admits sexual offences

John Holloman aged 71 of West Road, Sandy, has been committed to crown court for sentence after pleading guilty to sexual offences including:

  • Possessing indecent images of a child

  • Recording another person doing a private act, knowing they had not consented, in Slough,

  • Being in possession of 110 prohibited images of a child,

  • Possessing 1102 moving and still extreme pornographic images which portrayed, in an explicit and realistic way, a person performing a sex act with a live animal which was grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character.

He is due to be sentenced on February 1