Police staff member appears in court on voyeurism charges
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A member of police staff who worked in GMP's Digital Imaging Unit, has been sentenced after being found guilty of voyeurism in the workplace.
Jean Renoir Janga, (06/09/1984) of Sussex Close, Bamber Bridge, appeared at Manchester Crown Court today (Friday 20 August 2021) following his conviction of six counts of voyeurism at an earlier hearing.
He has been sentenced to the following:
- 18 month community order.
- Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) valid for five years.
- A sex offender notification requirement valid for five years.
- A mobile phone forfeiture order.
The charges relate to 11 videos which were recovered from Janga's mobile phone, after GMP's Professional Standards Branch (PSB) received a complaint.
During a robust investigation, officers 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".
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