Court hears man filmed up woman’s skirt in Rockingham shops
A man who followed a woman around a shopping centre and was caught filming up her skirt has been told his behaviour was “abhorrent”, with a police prosecutor saying a jail sentence should be considered.
Cameron Luke Worrall appeared in Rockingham Magistrate’s Court last Friday, where he pleaded guilty to a charge of committing an indecent act in public.
The court was told that about 4.30pm on January 11, the victim was in the Rockingham Centre walking through a shop when she noticed Worrall following her. Soon after, she saw him crouching down on the floor and filming up her skirt.
Police prosecutor Brian Sutherland labelled the incident as “abhorrent” and “disguising”, saying it was a serious offence that “would not be tolerated in our society”.
“A term of imprisonment must be considered,” he said.
Although Worrall’s lawyer said the offence had not been planned or premeditated and that the experience of going through the court system had been “shocking” for his client, Magistrate Vivien Edwards countered his comments by saying the experience for the victim was shocking.
“Women are entitled to go about their daily business without someone like you subjecting them to this type of behaviour,” she told Worrall.
Worrall was fined $2500 and ordered to pay $205.30 in court costs.
His application for a spent conviction was denied.
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