Per­vert set up cam­era in loo

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A PEEP­ING Tom rigged up his ipod in a hospi­tal toi­let so he could spy on un­sus­pect­ing pa­tients and staff.

Michael Ryan left the de­vice’s video cam­era run­ning in a uni­sex cu­bi­cle.

Neew­cas­tle Crown Court court heard that the 43-year-old would then get his twisted kicks watch­ing the footage.

For­mer busi­ness Ryan di­rec­tor was ar­rested af­ter be­ing spot­ted act­ing sus­pi­ciously in his parked Jeep in Byker, New­cas­tle.

When they in­spected his ipod, they found the covert footage from the Chich­ester, West Sus­sex, hospi­tal where he had been work­ing at the time, the court heard.

Ryan, of New­cas­tle, had claimed he had only recorded the footage to try and catch a thief who had stolen his wal­let and may use the cu­bi­cle.

But he later ad­mit­ted two charges of voyeurism.

Ryan was given a three­year com­mu­nity or­der and sex of­fender treat­ment.

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