Sicko jailed for using camera pen to secretly film children
A 46-year-old man has been jailed for four years and 10 months for using a camera pen to covertly film children in public places.
John Fielding, of Old Winton Road, Andover, Hampshire, was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court after pleading guilty to four counts of outraging public decency, six counts of making indecent photographs of a child, two counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child, two counts of possessing extreme pornography and three counts of breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.
The court heard that Fielding was confronted by a customer at the Lidl store in Western Avenue, Andover, who had become suspicious of his behaviour. A camera pen was later found in his bag.
Pc Stephen Court, of Hampshire Police, said: "John Fielding is a devious man who used covert methods to film children in public places.
"This offending came to light thanks to the actions and bravery of a vigilant member of public who had spotted Fielding acting suspiciously in the Andover Lidl store on May 27.
"I would like to place on record my thanks to this customer, and to the other members of the public, who showed bravery and restraint in detaining Fielding in the store until officers arrived."