May 2016

Voyeur is banned from working as photographer

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A VOYEUR has been stopped from continuing his career as a wedding and family photographer, as police protect children from him.

Duncan Langtree, now 49, had already been banned from owning a camera without letting police know and allowing them to inspect it whenever they want.

Langtree was jailed in 2013 for 18 weeks after he admitted two charges of filming a 13-year-old girl taking a shower and two charges of having indecent images of a child.

He used to run a wedding photography business in Strensall covering York and the surrounding area. The business is now closed.

When they jailed him, York magistrates also made a sexual offences prevention order prohibiting him from owning or using any device capable of taking or storing images without letting the police know about it and letting them inspect it whenever they wanted to, among other conditions.

After his arrest Langtree moved to his current address in Stanley near Wakefield, where West Yorkshire Police decided the order needed a condition about his career.

So they asked York magistrates to vary the order to including a clause forbidding him from working or advertising to work as a wedding or a family photographer wherever there were likely to be children aged under 16. York magistrates varied the order.

Langtree will be on the sex offenders register for another four years. The other conditions relate to his use of the internet and protect the victims of his crime.