Man filmed women as they used loo in Nottingham nightclub Oceana
A MAN hid in a cubicle to video women using the toilets at a city nightclub.
Afzaal Mohammed held his iPhone over the top of a neighbouring cubicle in the loos at Oceana.
He was caught after a woman saw the phone above her and confronted him, Nottingham Magistrates' Court heard.
Door staff detained Mohammed after the incident, at 2.30am on February 26 last year.
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Mohammed, 28, of Northdown Road, Radford, pleaded guilty to five charges of voyeurism and two charges of attempted voyeurism.
Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said: "The defendant was detained in Oceana on suspicion of recording women in the female toilets without their knowledge.
"One victim saw an iPhone being held over the top of the cubicle. She saw a female running away from the cubicle and the defendant in the cubicle.
"She challenged him and he ran off."
Mr Pietryka said police found videos and pictures on the phone of women using the toilet in the Lower Parliament Street nightclub.
They also found a picture taken up the skirt of a woman sitting at a desk.
In mitigation, Serena Mandair said Mohammed had no previous convictions and his behaviour had been "restricted in time to one day".
She said: "It's a deeply unpleasant offence, the seriousness of which has not been missed by Mr Mohammed.
"This case has been hanging over his head for nearly a year and he has done a lot of thinking over the time.
"It was completely out of character for him. As unpleasant as it is, it's something he cannot explain almost a year on."
District Judge Leo Pyle said: "In the nightclub that evening you were highly intoxicated, but that's no excuse for totally unacceptable behaviour.
"Women enjoying a nightclub in the city centre should be able to use the lavatory without your intrusion into their privacy. As the lady who caught you said, she felt offended and vulnerable because of what you had done.
"Had you discovered that had happened to your wife, mother, or sister you equally would have been appalled."
Mohammed was given a two-year community order and placed on the sex offenders' register for the next five years.
He was also ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs.