January 2021

Convicted paedophile jailed for filming women without consent

A convicted paedophile has been jailed for filming several women without their knowledge of consent.

It is believed Jamie Fowler may have filmed the women in the Taunton, Weston-super-Mare and Clifton area.

Most of the 17 videos clips discovered on his phone are of lone women jogging in locations including woodland and a canal path.

Police believe the footage was taken between March and June last year.

Fowler, 26, of Grenville Avenue, Weston-super-Mare, was jailed for 16 months at Bristol Crown Court on Monday for breaching an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order imposed in 2013.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “Investigators haven’t been able to identify exactly where the clips were filmed but they could be in the Weston-super-Mare, Clifton and Taunton areas.

“We believe the women who were filmed by Fowler may remember being followed and would like them to call 101, quoting reference 5220145194.”

He was previously jailed for 14 months in 2017 for outraging public decency by offences which included performing a sex act in front of two young girls.

March 2017

Weston-super-Mare man performed sex act in front of schoolgirls in his BMW

A serial sex pest who subjected schoolgirls to lewd acts as he sat in his car has been jailed

Jamie Fowler targeted the ten year olds as they walked home from school in Weston-super-Mare.

Earlier he also appeared to be engaged in a sex act when he approached a woman in the resort town and demanded: “Suck me girl.”

Fowler, 22, of Grenville Avenue in Locking, pleaded guilty to two charges of outraging public decency.

Judge James Patrick jailed him for 14 months, telling Bristol Crown Court his actions had a devastating effect on his victims

He told Fowler: “(The youngsters) have grown up in a way they should not have had to do.

“You plainly need to address your offending.”

Kenneth Bell, prosecuting, said Fowler’s first victim was walking along the Strawberry Line, Winscombe, when he appeared and seemed to be masturbating.

Mr Bell said: “She tried to avoid looking at him. As they came to pass he said ‘Suck me girl’ and he put his hand out as if to grab her.

“She swung out her umbrella.”

The court heard Fowler walked on but turned back and followed the woman and she spoke to a couple, pretending to know them.

She then found safe sanctuary at Winscombe Cricket Club, where she could see Fowler walk across the car park before police were called.

Mr Bell said in March Fowler was convicted of a public order offence involving a 14-year-old girl and was handed a three-year community order.

He was later arrested for the lewd act in Winscombe, picked out from a video identity parade and given police bail.

But in June he performed a sex act from his BMW in front of two school girls as they returned from school at 4pm.

Mr Bell said the girls returned home and disclosed what happened to their mothers.

Both mothers tendered impact statements saying their daughters had changed since and no longer felt comfortable going out alone.

One mum wrote: “She didn’t used to ask me about sex and relationships. She now regularly asks about sex and why men play with themselves.”

John Stokes, defending, said: “He recognises the seriousness of these offences and the risk he poses to the public.

“He might think a sex offender programme is the panacea for helping his problems, which is debatable.

“It is something he needs to come to terms with in his own mind.”

July 2013

Weston-super-Mare teenager who exposed himself to schoolgirls in court after he was tracked down on Facebook

A TEENAGER exposed himself to schoolgirls and photographed a two-year-old girl in changing rooms.

Jamie Fowler targeted youngsters in the street and filmed them on his phone as he carried out lewd acts from his car, Bristol Crown Court heard.

The 19-year-old, who has a history of indecent exposure, was tracked down after he was recognised on Facebook.

Fowler, of Upper Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, pleaded guilty to two charges of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, as well as voyeurism and exposure.

Julian Howells, prosecuting, said in April a 14-year-old girl was walking in Uphill Road, Weston, when Fowler pulled up in his car and said she had a nice bottom. Even though she told him to go away he followed her and she saw him committing a sex act from his car, telling her: “Look what I’m doing – I’m going to rape you.”

Mr Howells said: “She ran home, told her family and they rang the police. She was in a deep state of distress.”

The court heard Fowler was tracked down via Facebook and arrested in a MacDonald’s car park. Police analysed Fowler’s mobile phone and found video clips of him engaging the girl in the street, along with further footage of him carrying out separate sexual acts in front of two 13-year-old girls wearing school uniforms. A third clip was of a girl, aged two, getting changed with her father in changing rooms at Hutton Moor leisure centre in Weston.

Fowler told police the offences were carried out on the spur of the moment for his sexual gratification.

Susan Cavender, defending, said: “He is a real worry both to himself and his mother, who is understandably distraught. She feels that he needs help.

“He has said to me that he knows he needs help and he really wants it.”

Ms Cavender said Fowler had failed to complete a previous sex offenders’ course due to “dramatic transport difficulties”.

Judge Geoffrey Mercer QC handed Fowler an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order, banning him from having unsupervised contact with or filming girls aged under 16, before adjourned the case for sentencing next month.