A former Norfolk Police worker has been jailed for 16 months after admitting using his own covert cameras to take inappropriate pictures of unsuspecting women.
Robbie Llewellyn, 26, of Church Road, Wereham, was working temporarily for Norfolk police and was investigated by the force’s Anti-Corruption Unit after complaints were received that he was suspected of taking covert photographs of women and using software which hacked into other people’s computers.
Last month, Llewellyn admitted six charges of voyeurism, five counts of outraging public decency and four counts of causing a computer to perform a function to secure unauthorised action to data.
He was sentenced to 16 months in jail during a hearing today (Thursday, June 19) at Norwich Crown Court.
Llewellyn was first arrested and interviewed on August 19 last year on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act and Data Protection Act offences. As part of the investigation his house was searched with computer equipment being seized.
Examination of the computers revealed voyeuristic images and videos.
During his offending Llewellyn was found to be targeting women in public and private locations. The investigation established that he had distributed some of the images he had taken via the internet.
Det Insp Jeff Yaxley, from Norfolk Constabulary’s Anti-Corruption Unit, welcomed the conviction.
He said: “Robbie Llewellyn committed these offences in both public and in private places, targeting women in such a way that, until this investigation commenced, no-one who knew him ever suspected that he was offending against women in this manner or that he was actively engaged in proliferating malicious software to compromise peoples computers.
“It is important to note that the Constabulary had employed Llewellyn on a temporary basis but only after he had completed his vetting process successfully.
“Having been arrested he was immediately suspended and subsequently dismissed by the organisation within four weeks.
“Despite not committing any criminal offences within the Constabulary offices, investigating officers made it a priority to instigate proceedings resulting in his dismissal as soon as they could whilst the criminal investigation continued.”