Churchman who filmed woman in the toilet avoids jail

Essex County Standard: Churchman who filmed woman in the toilet avoids jail Churchman who filmed woman in the toilet avoids jail

A CHURCH trustee who secretly filmed a woman using the toilet and the shower and getting changed has avoided jail.

Music teacher Timothy Pooley, 50, set up his iPhone to film the woman in the bedroom and bathroom of his home.

By the time she discovered what was going on, she had been filmed on 13 separate occasions.

Police checked Pooley’s phone and found footage of the woman naked and other shots of her using the shower and toilet.

Chelmsford Crown Court heard the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was disgusted, shocked and shaken when she found out.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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6:27pm Tue 4 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

Can't see how jail would do him any good.maybe a few hundred hours community service.
Can't see how jail would do him any good.maybe a few hundred hours community service. stevedawson
  • Score: -4

6:28pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

What is wrong with our justice system? To escape a prison sentence for such a heinous crime is appalling! One wonders if his relationship with the church kept him out of prison?
What is wrong with our justice system? To escape a prison sentence for such a heinous crime is appalling! One wonders if his relationship with the church kept him out of prison? Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 8

6:45pm Tue 4 Feb 14

meadowlady says...

The mind boggles.
The mind boggles. meadowlady
  • Score: 7

9:23pm Tue 4 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

I will keep my mouth shut
I will keep my mouth shut All_talk_no_action
  • Score: 1

9:24pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

Religion - just another example of why it's laughable...
Religion - just another example of why it's laughable... Jack222
  • Score: 9

1:13am Wed 5 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

He's a really nice guy, ok he has taken some nude photos of women on the toilet but you would of done the same thing if you had thought of it.
He's a really nice guy, ok he has taken some nude photos of women on the toilet but you would of done the same thing if you had thought of it. Mind your own business
  • Score: -18

2:46am Wed 5 Feb 14

JamesBarne says...

Well what was this women who by the sounds of this report is a complete stranger doing in his home?
Well what was this women who by the sounds of this report is a complete stranger doing in his home? JamesBarne
  • Score: 0

10:43am Wed 5 Feb 14

LeQueen says...

In a Venn Diagram of sex offenders music teaching, church associates feature heavily.
In a Venn Diagram of sex offenders music teaching, church associates feature heavily. LeQueen
  • Score: 7

11:06am Wed 5 Feb 14

totallyfootball says...

The church community would get off if murder was the crime!
The church community would get off if murder was the crime! totallyfootball
  • Score: 3

12:40pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

Bad people don't go to church, this obviously never happened the woman is making the incident up, probably to make the church community look bad.
Bad people don't go to church, this obviously never happened the woman is making the incident up, probably to make the church community look bad. Mind your own business
  • Score: -2

2:12pm Wed 5 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

I think the description heinous crime is a mite unbalanced.he has for his own perverted use abused this ladies trust nothing more.
I think the description heinous crime is a mite unbalanced.he has for his own perverted use abused this ladies trust nothing more. stevedawson
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Wed 5 Feb 14

wormshero says...

JamesBarne wrote:
Well what was this women who by the sounds of this report is a complete stranger doing in his home?
Why does that matter?
[quote][p][bold]JamesBarne[/bold] wrote: Well what was this women who by the sounds of this report is a complete stranger doing in his home?[/p][/quote]Why does that matter? wormshero
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Wed 5 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

There is deal of difference between appling yourself with healthy hobby as carpentry and a very antisocial and illegal pastime, in public, of hand shandying.shame on you.
There is deal of difference between appling yourself with healthy hobby as carpentry and a very antisocial and illegal pastime, in public, of hand shandying.shame on you. stevedawson
  • Score: -2

1:53am Thu 6 Feb 14

JamesBarne says...

wormshero wrote:
JamesBarne wrote:
Well what was this women who by the sounds of this report is a complete stranger doing in his home?
Why does that matter?
Well it's not everyday that you have a woman come into your house and take a freakin shower. So I'm wondering how she found her self in his house. Why is that not a valid question?
[quote][p][bold]wormshero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesBarne[/bold] wrote: Well what was this women who by the sounds of this report is a complete stranger doing in his home?[/p][/quote]Why does that matter?[/p][/quote]Well it's not everyday that you have a woman come into your house and take a freakin shower. So I'm wondering how she found her self in his house. Why is that not a valid question? JamesBarne
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Thu 6 Feb 14

wormshero says...

JamesBarne wrote:
wormshero wrote:
JamesBarne wrote:
Well what was this women who by the sounds of this report is a complete stranger doing in his home?
Why does that matter?
Well it's not everyday that you have a woman come into your house and take a freakin shower. So I'm wondering how she found her self in his house. Why is that not a valid question?
Because he filmed her without permission and without her knowledge no matter what the reason for her being there is. It makes all of no difference from a legal standpoint, nor a moral one, really.
[quote][p][bold]JamesBarne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wormshero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesBarne[/bold] wrote: Well what was this women who by the sounds of this report is a complete stranger doing in his home?[/p][/quote]Why does that matter?[/p][/quote]Well it's not everyday that you have a woman come into your house and take a freakin shower. So I'm wondering how she found her self in his house. Why is that not a valid question?[/p][/quote]Because he filmed her without permission and without her knowledge no matter what the reason for her being there is. It makes all of no difference from a legal standpoint, nor a moral one, really. wormshero
  • Score: 2

10:25pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

Mind your own business wrote:
He's a really nice guy, ok he has taken some nude photos of women on the toilet but you would of done the same thing if you had thought of it.
Mind your own business says 'He's a really nice guy, ok he has taken some nude photos of women on the toilet but you would of done the same thing if you had thought of it'.

Another completely insensitive comment, which seem to support a sexual crime. Well done mate - I assume your not female? and your comments sicken me.
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: He's a really nice guy, ok he has taken some nude photos of women on the toilet but you would of done the same thing if you had thought of it.[/p][/quote]Mind your own business says 'He's a really nice guy, ok he has taken some nude photos of women on the toilet but you would of done the same thing if you had thought of it'. Another completely insensitive comment, which seem to support a sexual crime. Well done mate - I assume your not female? and your comments sicken me. Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: 0

10:31pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

Mind your own business wrote:
He's a really nice guy, ok he has taken some nude photos of women on the toilet but you would of done the same thing if you had thought of it.
Me thinks you are a misogynist
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: He's a really nice guy, ok he has taken some nude photos of women on the toilet but you would of done the same thing if you had thought of it.[/p][/quote]Me thinks you are a misogynist Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: 0

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