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.

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