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Pervert Naas camera creep (61) secretly filmed female colleague take shower at work

Dublin man Anthony Dunne also took video footage of his then partner's daughter-in-law in bathroom at her home

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A man secretly captured intimate images of two women by hiding cameras in bathrooms, a court has heard.

Anthony Dunne (61) recorded a video of a colleague at the factory where he worked while she was using the shower facilities by attaching a camera to his phone and hiding the devices behind boxes.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Dunne also captured images of his then partner's daughter-in-law while she used the bathroom in her home.

Dunne, of Hazelmere, Naas, Co Kildare, pleaded guilty to harassment at an address in Clondalkin, Dublin, during the period between February 2020 and April 2020.

He also pleaded guilty to recording an intimate image without consent at O'Neills Factory, Long Mile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin, on March 23, 2021. He has no previous convictions.

Mark Lynam BL, prosecuting, told the court he was not seeking any anonymity orders.

In her victim impact statement, Paula Jordan said she was left "sickened and distraught" by the knowledge that a work colleague she had known for 20 years had set up a camera in order to secretly record her.

She said that to realise he had been "obviously stalking" her in order to do what he did was "extremely distressing".

In her victim impact statement, Leanne Daly, his ex-partner's daughter-in-law, said she is now woken by nightmares of him watching her.

She said the visions would not go away and that this will haunt her forever.

Ms Daly said he must have been familiar with her routine as the timing had to be perfect to catch her.

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Garda Sean Carrick told Mr Lynam that on the date in March 2021, Ms Jordan returned to the factory from a lunchtime run.

Gda Carrick said Ms Jordan used the shower facility in the factory and as she was drying herself she stumbled slightly and bumped into some boxes.

This caused her to notice a phone on the ground, which she realised had a lead sticking out of it connecting it to a camera and discovered it had been recording for approximately an hour.

She was able to determine that an email address linked to the phone bore Dunne's name and she turned it over to management at the factory before contacting gardaí.

Dunne was called into the office by management.

He confirmed it was his phone, declined disciplinary proceedings and resigned with immediate effect.

Gardaí received custody of the phone and were able to analyse it after Dunne provided the PIN.

Gardaí also found images of Leanne Daly on the phone.

These images were captured between February and April 2020.

Judge Orla Crowe remanded Dunne on continuing bail and adjourned the matter for finalisation on April 5.

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