Weston man who spied on women using train station toilets jailed
PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:04 03 September 2018
British Transport Police
Victims of a 20-year-old voyeur were left ‘traumatised’ after they caught him watching them in the women’s toilets, a court heard.
George David, of Saville Road in Weston-super-Mare, pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism after watching his victims using the bathroom at a train station.
On October 19 last year, David was spotted peering over the top of the cubicle.
A witness saw David and alerted the victim and they both left the toilets, upset by what had happened.
Two days later, David’s second victim was using the toilet when she looked up and saw him leaning over the top of the cubicle – she ran from the toilets and alerted a member of staff.
Less than two weeks later, David returned to the same toilets and locked himself in a cubicle.
A woman waiting for a toilet to become free caught a glimpse of someone’s head leaning over the top of the cubicles and at first assumed they were passing toilet paper but when two people in the other cubicles left and did not acknowledge each other, the witness shouted at him and altered a member of staff.
A British Transport Police (BTP) officer was called and instantly recognised David from descriptions given from previous victims and CCTV footage and arrested him on suspicion of voyeurism.
David admitted entering the ladies toilets and waiting for women to use the cubicle where he would then stand on the toilet and look over at them.
Investigating officer, Sergeant Amy Perry, said: “This was an extremely upsetting and unnerving experience for David’s victims who were left terrified by his behaviour in, what they considered to be, a private and safe place.
“In fact, one of the victims was left traumatised and she has said she can never return to the train station. His actions are indefensible and completely unacceptable.
“Our Report It To Stop It campaign, which aims to combat unwanted sexual behaviour on the railway, encourages members of the public to report it, in a bid to build a picture of the offender, which in this case is exactly what happened and aided our investigation.”
At his sentencing at Bristol Crown Court on August 8, he was told to serve four months at a Youth Offenders Institute.