July 2021

Sick paedophile with vile images secretly filmed woman taking a shower

A sick paedophile who secretly filmed an adult woman taking a shower and asked vile questions to a 12-year-old boy has been spared jail.

Nicolas Moy was snared by a police officer who posed as a boy aged 12 online in August 2019, with the 48-year-old aware early on that he was chatting with a child.

Moy would ask indecent questions such as whether the schoolboy had “any hair down there” or if he had seen other children naked.

Moy also admitted to fellow paedophiles that he was a voyeur who secretly made a short video of a woman taking a shower and masturbated in a child’s bedroom.

Moy came to the attention of the police after he had engaged in discussions online of an indecent nature.

He was arrested at this home in Cottingham on October 14 last year.

Officers found 25 indecent images on a laptop as well as more images contained on his iPhone on an app called My Disk, a secure password protected app keeping files private.

“Samples of the images described involved children between the age of ten and 13-years-old,” said prosecuting barrister Dale Brook.

“Although it is right to observe there are images depicting children as young as three to five-years-old including category A images involving sexual activity.

“On the laptop were conversations with various users of a relevant indecent nature.”

The court heard that Moy spoke with other users about spying on a girl and masturbating as he did so, including in her own bedroom.

Videos and photos on Moy’s phone also found that he captured a woman getting undressed and showering while she was not aware of being filmed.

“This made her feel disgusted,” said Mr Brook. “She felt really upset and feels her trust has been breached and betrayed.”

Investigating officers also discovered that Moy had engaged in an online conversation in August 2019 with a child called Jacob, or who he thought was a child.

“It was a police officer posing as a child,” said Mr Brook. “The defendant was told early that Jacob was 12-years-old.

“The defendant asked what Jacob was wearing and what colour underwear.

“He asked whether he had any hair down there, whether he had seen people at school naked, whether he got excited while messaging others and whether he had done anything with a girl.

“He asked Jacob to send indecent photos of himself. When a photo was sent the defendant asked for it to be more explicit as he wanted his pants to be pulled further down.”

Moy answered no comment to all questions by police but appeared at Hull Crown Court on Friday (July 9) to be sentenced for three counts of making indecent images of children, voyeurism and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

Moy was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years.

He also been subjected to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years and must register as a sex offender for ten years.