A 54-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to voyeurism.
Mark Jakes, 54, previously of Corby, was handed the sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of taking an indecent photograph of a child and one count of observing a person doing a private act.
The offences involved him observing and secretly recording a 14-year-old girl in 2019.
At Northampton Crown Court on November 11, 2021, he was sentenced to two years in prison for the offences.
A ten-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) was also issued to him.
Lead Investigator, DC Sophie Wildman, said: “I am pleased to see a two-year sentence handed to Mark Jakes for his disgraceful invasion of this girl’s privacy and the indecent images he took.
“The victim has shown real courage in supporting our investigation and has remained strong and determined throughout. I hope the conclusion of this case brings her some closure and an opportunity to move on with her life.
“Mark Jakes is a predator and prison is where he belongs. I hope this case shows the seriousness with which Northamptonshire Police take sexual offences and that you will be caught if you harm children in any way.”
*This article and custody image have been released with the support and agreement of the victim, who has life-long anonymity as a victim of a sexual offence.*