Convicted Sneinton rapist admits filming up women's skirts
A CONVICTED rapist has been caught filming up women’s skirts in Nottingham.
Trevor Jeffcoate admitted he had outraged public decency by filming up women’s skirts with a mobile between May 16 and August 24 this year.
He pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday, and also admitted theft of a female’s rucksack on July 21 and theft of city bus cards in Nottingham on July 24.
Judge Michael Stokes QC remanded the 49-year-old, of Sneinton Boulevard, Sneinton, in custody to return to court on November 23.
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Jeffcoate has previous convictions for rape, an attempted sex offence and outraging public decency – after he took pictures up women’s skirts as they shopped at Asda in Hyson Green.
A Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) was made against him in September 2008, banning him having a camera in public or engaging in employment without informing Notts Police’s Dangerous Persons Management Unit.
Judge Stokes dealt with Jeffcoate last year when he breached the order.
The court heard how Jeffcoate got a job at a Nottingham food factory after he lied to an employment agency about his criminal past.
Jeffcoate registered with the agency in Nottingham in October 2008, but only had work for ten weeks last year.
In September 2010, while still on the agency’s books but not working, Jeffcoate again breached his order after he had a camera in public and followed a woman near Boots.
Judge Stokes, who sentenced him for the fraud and breach of the SOPO last July, described him as a “highly manipulative individual”.
“He knew perfectly well what the obligations on him were, as he has in the past, and he repeatedly does not comply with the order of the court.”
In 1986, Jeffcoate received nine years for the rape, as well as burglary and attempted burglary.
He was sentenced for outraging public decency in Asda in February 2008. Jeffcoate was convicted again in September 2008 of similar behaviour and was given the SOPO – one month before he signed for agency work.
Due to the type of work he wanted to do, he did not qualify for a Criminal Records Bureau check – but still should have declared his criminal past.
Jeffcoate worked for the food factory last year, the court had heard, and then, in May, was given a long-term contract. Only then did he inform his probation officer about his registration with the agency.
As a result he was charged and pleaded guilty at court. He received a prison sentence of ten months, suspended for 18 months, and remained on the SOPO.