Detectives have welcomed the conviction of 29-year-old Jeffrey Anderson for a number of sexual offences at Belfast Crown Court today, Friday, 3 July.

He was sentenced to a three-year custodial sentence, suspended for three years, for a number of offences, including voyeurism and for sexual assault.

He will also be subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for 10 years.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Wilson said: “Jeffrey Anderson secretly filmed his victims over a nine-year period. He carried out these heinous acts purely for his own sexual gratification.

“No-one has the right to film another person in an intimate setting without their express consent. It is just not acceptable.”

Detective Chief Inspector Wilson continued: “The women in this case displayed immense courage in seeing this trial through to a successful conclusion. I hope that their tenacity and resolution to bring this man to justice will encourage anyone else who has experienced any form of sexual abuse to come forward to police.

“Officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland remain committed to investigating all reports of sexual offences. We will seek to place offenders before the courts so they can be made amenable for their crimes.

“I would like to take this opportunity to assure any victims of sexual abuse that they will be treated with sensitivity and respect, and I would continue to encourage anyone who has experienced any form of sexual abuse to contact police on 101, or ‘999’ in an emergency.”