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Ex-firefighter who spied on naked teenage girls is spared jail

Keith Whitgreave was said to have “fallen from grace” over voyeurism charges

Keith Whitgreave leaves Liverpool Crown Court

A former firefighter who used video cameras to spy on teenage girls in the bathroom was today spared jail by a judge.
Keith Whitgreave, 44, was arrested by police in July on suspicion of voyeurism but was bailed while they gathered further evidence.
Liverpool Crown Court heard he used that opportunity to travel to Scotland where he tried to kill himself twice.
Rob Jones, prosecuting, said he spent all night outside up a mountain and was found suffering from hypothermia and then tried to end it by gassing himself in his car.
He was taken to hospital and later released but by that time police had recovered recording equipment from his victims’ house and evidence of dozens of videos he had recorded and filed under his victim’s names over an 18 month period.
When interviewed Whitgreave initially denied any wrongdoing but eventually pleaded guilty to voyeurism.
Patrick McLoughlin, defending, said Whitgreave, of Abbeyvale Drive, Speke, had since left the fire service and was now a driver for Eddie Stobart.
He added: “When you have an individual such as this who has fallen from grace hitting the ground is that much harder.”
Judge Alan Conrad, QC, said Whitgreave was “despicable”.
He said: “They were entitled to feel safe in their own home and assume their privacy was not violated by you.
“For your own perverted gratification you spied on them in their most intimate moments.
“Worse than that you recorded them and kept the product. This was voyeurism of the worst kind.”
He made Whitgreave the subject of a three year supervision order and told him to attend a sex offenders programme and register as a sex offender for the next five years.

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