A man who was caught videoing a mother and daughter in a Newry shopping centre toilet has been ordered to pay a fine of £500.
The 30-year-old’s barrister told court: “He does not know what came over him, he followed these two ladies into the toilets. He makes full admissions, he is ashamed of his actions and obviously there will be consequences”.
Enyo Enev, of Shamble Lane in Newtownhamilton, had pleas of guilty entered to voyeurism and attempted voyeurism at Newry Magistrates’ on Wednesday.
Prosecution outlined that on February 26, at 11.25am, police were called to Buttercrane Shopping Centre after security staff had detained a male suspected of voyeurism.
The male was identified as the defendant and a video on his phone showed that he had placed the phone under a cubicle in the women’s bathroom.
At 12.05pm, Enev was arrested with his mobile phone seized as evidence.
During interview, the defendant accepted taking the video but denied getting any “sexual satisfaction” from the footage.
Defence barrister Justin Byrne stated: “He has no record, he has been in Northern Ireland for three years working as a mushroom picker.
“He lives with his partner in the Newtownhamilton area, she gave birth to a child just three weeks before this incident”.
He continued: “He does not know what came over him, he followed these two ladies into the toilets. He makes full admissions, he is ashamed of his actions and obviously there will be consequences”.
District Judge Eamonn King stated: “I can see that this was a mother and daughter, I would like to commend their quick thinking to have this individual detained.
“He pleaded guilty and admitted his guilt to police during interview, he has no record and I am told that he became the father of a young children around this time.”
He added: “He can give no explanation but there will be consequences”.
Enev was ordered to pay a fine of £500, along with the offender’s levy of £15, within 12 weeks.