Suspicious husband used spy camera to film his teacher wife in their bedroom for three years because he wrongly thought she was having an affair
His wife found 29 videos of herself that had been shot in the bedroom – lasting between a few seconds and up to 40 minutes
A SUSPICIOUS husband spied on his teacher wife for three years using a hidden camera in their bedroom – as he wrongly thought she was having an affair.
Paul Lewis, 46, continued to record partner Ann, even though his covert filming revealed she wasn’t cheating on him.
Paul Lewis set up a hidden camera to try to catch his wife having an affair
Eventually Ann found 29 videos of herself shot in the bedroom when the camera was moved to the kitchen.
Some lasted a few seconds and others were as long as 40 minutes – with some showing Lewis installing the camera.
When Ann confronted shaven-haired Lewis in January of this year, he said he was glad she had found the camera – adding she had been “p*****g me off long enough”.
Lewis told police he installed the camera because he thought Ann, 45, was having an affair and he wanted to catch her.
The suspicious husband didn’t catch his wife cheating on him, but carried on filming anyway
Ann found multiple clips of herself after discovering the hidden camera
But he said continued filming because he knew it would annoy her.
Swansea Crown Court heard the marriage was “effectively over” and there was “no sexual motive” for his covert camera behaviour on his wife.
James Hartson, defending Lewis, said his client lost his good character “in the most shameful of ways”.
Mr Hartsson gave five personal references which showed Lewis to be a “kind-hearted, hard-working and well-liked man”.
Judge Keith Thomas told Lewis: “You have committed a thoroughly unpleasant offence.”
Lewis, of Aberdulais, near Neath, South Wales, was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months after he admitted harassment.
He was also handed a five-year restraining order and must do 120 hours of unpaid work.
The couple have since parted and keen musician Lewis has moved back to live with his elderly mother.
After the case, his mother Margaret said: “He’s not a bad boy but he’s just done one stupid thing. This should have all been sorted out without going to the police.”
A neighbour said: “They seemed like a very normal couple to the outside world but clearly things weren’t right there – and he left in a bit of a hurry. I dare say we won’t be invited around to see the family videos now.”