Saleh Al-Majali who filmed up women's skirts dodges jail

Wandsworth Guardian: Saleh Al-Majali who filmed up women's skirts dodges jail Saleh Al-Majali who filmed up women's skirts dodges jail

A man who filmed up women's skirts more than 200 times has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Saleh Al-Majali, 53, of Queens Town Road, Battersea, was also given an ASBO following a British Transport Police (BTP) investigation.

Westminster Magistrates Court heard Mr Saleh filmed the women over a two year period on the tube, shops and in rail stations.

Mr Al-Majali, who is unemployed, was caught using cameras hidden in his rucksack in Victoria Station at 1pm on July 31 last year.

The store's security guard noticed him behaving suspiciously and saw Mr Al-Majali place his bag on the floor in order to film up women's skirts.

He called police and followed him on board a Victoria Line tube travelling towards Green Park Station, where he was arrested by BTP officers.

They found a camcorder, two mini cameras and a Blackberry mobile phone, which all contained footage taken up women's skirts.

Two laptops and eight discs seized from his home found 200 similar videos, with Mr Al-Majali confessing he had been doing it since 2010.

Mr Al-Majali pleaded guilty on November 28, 2012, to committing an act of outraging public decency.

He was sentenced on January 16 to 12 weeks in prison suspended for 18 months and a 12 month supervision order to attend a sexual offenders programme.

Mr Al-Majali is also prohibited from possessing a device capable from capturing an image in a public place under the rules of a two year ASBO.

Chief Superintendent Paul Brodgen, speaking after the sentence, said: "While this type of offence is extremely rare, it is very upsetting for victims and completely unacceptable.

"Everyone has the right to not only be safe but also feel safe when they travel.

"Police want to know about every single incident like this as it helps to build a picture of an offender’s behaviour and establish their pattern of travel across the network.

"Once a pattern of behaviour has been established police patrols can be increased and CCTV evidence secured, leading to an increased likelihood of arrest and conviction."

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