Former Ernst & Young Executive Arrested In Largest Voyeur Case in English History

George-Thomas-m_3532337bThere is a truly bizarre case out of London where a former Ernst & Young manager was sentenced in what is viewed as largely voyeur case in the country’s history. Some 3,500 people were filmed by George Thomas, 38, who installed cameras in bedrooms and bathrooms in his own home, shower rooms and lavatories at his work place and bathrooms in a large number of coffee shops in central London.


Thomas wired up an elaborate system of surveillance to allow him to put together compilations of people walking in public areas and then in different bathrooms. This was all created over a six-year period that began in 2009. It all came to an end when a female colleague found a device in the shower room. The device had a memory card and captured Thomas’ face in the act of hiding the device. His arrest yielded more cameras and memory cards.

The Indian national is married with one child.

Clearly this bizarre conduct was treated as a fetish rather than a mental illness by the court.

He was sentenced to four years and given a Sexual Harm Prevention order for 10 years. The sentence may seem a bit light given the huge number of victims over such a long period of time. Such surveillance can have serious emotional impacts on people. It is always difficult to decided whether the sentence should reflect the number of insular crimes or victims or whether it should be treated as a pattern of similar offenses. Making this calculation all the more difficult is the fact that multiple cameras were used at multiple locations over a decade.

Do you view that sentence as sufficient for a crime that ran for such a long time and victimized thousands of people?

Source: Telegraph

40 thoughts on “Former Ernst & Young Executive Arrested In Largest Voyeur Case in English History”

  1. In 2006 a “mid-level CIA administrator” was busted for breaking into homes in Northern Virginia, including the homes of his CIA coworkers, and stealing 1,073 pairs of women’s underpants. The prosecutor said the guy was “as strange as you’re going to get,” but he was nonetheless sent to prison. Having mental problems or a strange fetish (assuming there is a difference) does not absolve one of criminal responsibility.

  2. I was at the cathouse in Amsterdam and this guy shows up from California and asks the gal at the front desk for “an accomodation”. She hands him a condom and he says “No that is not good enough, I have ADHD.” Well the gal did not blink and came up with a canoe paddle and handed it too him. He looked a bit befuddled. She said something in Dutch about going across the canal to the gay cathouse.

  3. Paul, so why is it that ADD, ADHD suddenly appeared and that so many people are afflicted with it? Is it a virus? Something in the water? It seems that it came out of nowhere in the 1980s, and next thing you know, every other person is supposedly afflicted and demanding special accommodations. I’m not saying it doesn’t exist at all but I view it is as similar to “gluten intolerance,” which a medical study recently reported that 80% of its “victims” do not have it. Which is really just a scientific confirmation of common sense. How could people who are descended from Europeans for whom bread was their daily subsistence for 1,000s of years all become intolerant in the space of less than a decade? Some of these “afflictions” are just mass hysteria, or people with too much time and money, in bed with a medical community looking to sell their services. My sister is a Special Ed teacher and she reports that there are kids born to meth addicted mothers and “crack babies” whose brain damage is visible on MRIs. But by contrast, so many of the so-called ADHD kids are lazy little fatties who would rather sit in front of the t.v. than do their homework, so middle-class mom goes to the compliant doctor and gets a diagnosis of ADHD to excuse why junior is getting Ds in school. The teachers see it everyday as a scam, but they’re not going to argue with the pushy parents, because it’s not really their problem if junior ends up living in his mommy’s basement when he’s 30.

    1. TinEar – ADHD means you are both attention deficit hyperactive. If they are sitting around at home, they are probably ADD. One of the problems with ADD is setting priorities. They never set them correctly. Behavioral techniques work well if they are strictly held to. However, there seems to be a genetic component, so ADHD kids usually have at least one ADHD parent.

  4. Ron, I was looking through my grandparent’s immigration and naturalization papers, which were issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to receiving citizenship (naturalization), my grandfather had to present a certificate from his employer attesting that he had needed job skills and secure employment. He was a welder for 3M Mining Co. for 32 years. I don’t know when the Labor Dept ceased its involvement, but at some point the Feds created the INS. The real culprit was the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, which created a lottery system open to everyone in the world, without regard to whether the immigrant would be a benefit or burden on the U.S. taxpayer. And of course, there is the ridiculous chain-migration policy, whereby immigrants can sponsor other family members. So the computer companies benefit by bringing in an engineer from India, for example, because he will work cheaper than a U.S. citizen, but then he sponsors his elderly parents who are forever supported by SSI. So corporate America wins, and the taxpayers lose. And we know there is really no such hing as border control, as made clear by the recent story of the Mexican illegal who shot the young woman in S.F., and it is revealed that he had been deported FIVE times, only to turn around and hop right back over the fence.

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