November 2019

IT expert who secretly spied on girls is jailed

A PERVERT who installed spy cameras in his home to watch teenage girls use the bathroom and change has been jailed.

Grant Morton (pictured) also stole private pictures from a girl’s phone while charging it from his laptop and nicked images as he fixed a woman’s computer.

The IT expert, 46, then shared some of the photos with two friends over Skype.

More than 55,000 indecent images were found by police, including 125 in the most serious category. A search at his home revealed the cameras he used to film three girls, aged between 15 and 18.

Morton got a ‘thrill in filming people secretly’ which gave him ‘sexual gratification’, said Hannah Squire, prosecuting. She told Swindon crown court police were alerted to concerns about Morton’s relationship with a vulnerable girl of 16.

Morton, of Swindon, admitted voyeurism, taking and sending indecent images between 2014 and 2017, and having indecent images of a child. He was jailed for three years and one month.