Police staff member who filmed colleagues in toilet with mobile phone avoids jail

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A general view of Greater Manchester Police HQ, Chester House.   (Photo by Dave Thompson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
A general view of Greater Manchester Police HQ, Chester House. (Getty)

A police staff member has been handed an 18-month community order after being found guilty of voyeurism in the workplace.

Jean Renoir Janga, 36, who worked in Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP) Digital Imaging Unit, was convicted after he filmed colleagues in the staff toilets. 

He was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on Friday after being convicted of six counts of voyeurism at a previous hearing.

The charges relate to 11 videos that were recovered from Janga's mobile phone, after GMP's Professional Standards Branch (PSB) received a complaint.

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Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square) in central Manchester. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/PA Images via Getty Images)
Janga was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court on Friday. (Getty)

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A police investigation found that Janga had filmed in a staff toilet within a GMP premises on several occasions in September and October 2017.

A number of victims, all of whom are police staff, were identified and informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Jones, of GMP's Professional Standards Branch, said: "Both Greater Manchester Police and the public expect officers and staff members to maintain the highest standards of behaviour.

"As soon as PSB received the complaint, Janga was suspended and a robust investigation was launched. We found that Janga had disregarded these expectations and behaved in a completely unacceptable manner - secretly filming colleagues in the toilet to fulfil his sexual desires.

"This sentencing will be shortly followed by a misconduct hearing. This is normal procedure and will be led by PSB.

"I'd like to remind the people of Greater Manchester that GMP's Professional Standards Branch is committed to maintaining their trust and confidence by dealing with issues, such as this, openly and robustly".

Janga, from Bamber Bridge, must sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years and be made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for the same period.

He was also given a mobile phone forfeiture order.

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