Grey Lynn peeping tom sentenced and jailed
A man who was dubbed the ‘Grey Lynn peeping tom’ has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for secretly recording women undressing, and couples having sex.
Father of three, Moana Tekawa, 48, was sentenced on Thursday at the Auckland District Court in front of Judge Anne Kiernan.
The court heard how Tekawa would prowl outside houses and film women undressing, teenage girls in bed, and couples having sex.
Tekawa earlier admitted 14 charges related to making intimate visual recordings. He also admitted to 10 charges of burglary.
His offending occurred between November 2015 and May of last year, when he was arrested while peeping through a window on Sussex St.
‘‘You took recordings on your phone of women, and some men, in various states of undress, or getting ready for bed, or people who were in bed,’’ Judge Keirnan said.
A laptop seized from Tekawa after his arrest had over 21,000 voyeuristic images of females undressing and engaging in sexual activity.
‘‘The images have been put together to be watched like a video,’’ Judge Kiernan said.
A victim in her 20s said it was the ‘‘most disturbing’’ experience she had ever had.
Tekawa stood motionless in the dock during sentencing and did not say anything when sentenced.