Michael Magic found guilty of Voyeurism


Michael Magic appeared before His Honour Judge Lambert at Bristol Crown Court, for sentencing, having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing for the charge of voyeurism, recording a private act at his home in March 2016.

Michael Magic concealed a mobile phone in the shower gel container and cut a small rectangular hole in the front for the camera lens. He then positioned the bottle in the bathroom cabinet and directed it towards the shower.

Judge Julian Lambert told Magic: "You are a married man, who developed an obsession with indecent images. That extended to recording images of a child. The effect of her discovering that has been severe. The harm is incalculable."

Magic was given six months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, 60 days rehabilitation activity requirement, told to attend sex offender treatment and ordered to pay compensation to his victim of £1,000. Magic was also made subject to a restraining order, prohibiting contact either directly or indirectly with his victim or his victim's family for 10 years.

CPS South West Senior Crown Prosecutor, Lesley Ness, said: "Michael Magic went to great lengths to hide his desire to look at his young victim in the most humiliating of ways. To hide a camera in a shower gel bottle shows the extreme lengths that he would go to."

He was told to register as a sex offender for five years.

Lesley added: "His victim has shown enormous strength and character for one of such a young age. This despicable act has no place in the society we live in today and we will ensure that those who commit these acts are brought before the court."