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Landlord Fay ‘filmed lodger as she bathed and broadcast it online’ in NCA child-porn investigation

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Oliver Fay

Oliver Fay, 45, of Bethnal Green, East London, has been sentenced to 2 years and 10 months for a range of sexually motivated offences.

Fay, who had been renting out a room in his flat to a female tenant for a minimum of 3 years, was sent to prison after he was caught secretly filming her while she was bathing as part of an investigation into the dissemination of indecent images of children.

Fay clandestinely made recordings of her in intimate contexts while she was napping and in the restroom. Numerous photos indicated that at certain times he had concealed his cell phone in a tiny black dresser toward the end of the tub.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) received word linking Fay to uploading illicit pictures of children online, prompting them to go to his Bethnal Green abode in east London. Upon arriving, several of his digital gadgets were confiscated from his bedroom and evaluated while he was in custody.

A total of 9,831 inappropriate pictures of minors had been identified, 1,200 of which belonged to the most serious category. When officers investigated his cell phone, they immediately noticed he had been filming his lodger.

Fay was arrested at the address for voyeurism and indecent images offences. On Friday, he was sentenced to two years and ten months in prison for six counts of voyeurism between September 2019 and August of last year, for which he pleaded guilty in January.

Fay was also sentenced to prison for three charges of making indecent images of category A, B, and C minors, and was issued an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Category A refers to images depicting sexual activity involving penetration, while category B refers to images depicting non-penetrating sexual activity.

Category C involves any other type of inappropriate picture that is not classified in either of the two other categories. Those convicted of this crime will need to be on the Sexual Offender’s Registry indefinitely.

Sentencing Fay, Judge Caroline English told him: “Anyone involved in such imagery, whether in the production, distribution or simple download is quite literally plummeting into the depths of depravity. Make no mistake, anyone who downloads or views such imagery is complicit in the abuse of those children because you provide and perpetuate a market for such material. You should be thoroughly ashamed.”

Investigating officer PC Lindsey England said: “Oliver Fay used his mobile phone to take images of his lodger over a period of at least three years. This was the grossest violation of her privacy and it cannot be overstated how horrific it must have been to learn that her home had not been the safe place she thought it was.

“I would like to commend her bravery and I hope that she can now begin to find a degree of closure and move forward with her life.”

PC England added: “Fay’s sexual interests and predatory behaviour is deeply concerning and he paid no regard to the distress and humiliation that this would cause. I would like to encourage anyone who has concerns that they have been secretly recorded to please contact the Police and they will be supported.”

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