Former police officer jailed for filming women while he was having sex with them

01/11/2017

A former police officer who secretly filmed seven women while he was having sex with them has been sentenced to three years in jail.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that Jayson Lobo, 48, who’s from Blackburn, had been an officer with Lancashire Police and made the films so that he could look at the footage in the future for his own sexual gratification.

The Crown Prosecution Service said that he built up a portfolio of footage and images without ever asking the permission of the women involved and without them ever being aware of it.

The law requires that consent must be given by the other person engaged in private and intimate acts if it is to be filmed.

All this footage was eventually recovered by police from secure vaults within the defendant’s phone where he’d created his own personal library of pornography.

Lobo met the women through the dating website Match.com, often pretending to be younger than he was. He always told them he was a policeman.

Lobo’s offending came to light when one of the victims became suspicious and went to the police.

She had caught him filming her during sex and had asked him to delete it. She later found out that he was also seeing someone else and began to doubt the character of the person that she had been dating.

She went to the police and they seized his phone. The secure vault was discovered and it took computer experts from London to crack the code to get into it.

The footage of the other victims was discovered and Lobo was eventually arrested and charged with voyeurism. At an earlier trial he was found guilty of 11 counts of voyeurism and cleared of seven counts of the same offence. Today (20/10/2017) he was sentenced to three years in jail.

Bernard Byrne, head of the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences for Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service said: "All of these women have suffered the indignity of having to identify themselves in some of the most intimate of moments and all confirmed they had no idea that he had recorded them and certainly never gave him consent to do so.

“They have spoken in moving Victim Personal Statements of the humiliation and distress that they have felt throughout.

“Despite  very strong evidence against him, Lobo denied his guilt throughout and accused his victims of concocting lies to destroy him, although his victims had never met each other.

“He used these women for his own sexual gratification with no thought for their feelings at all. Since his arrest he has shown no remorse and appears to not understand the damage and distress he has caused.

“The Crown Prosecution Service would like to thank these women for their courage and determination in helping us bring this man to justice. Lobo has now been jailed, his career is in tatters and he has only himself to blame.”