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AN as­pir­ing male model who hid a spy cam­era in­side a tan­ning booth to film a naked woman broke down in tears as he was jailed for four weeks.

James Bet­tles ( right), 26, booked him­self in at the Glow salon in En­field Chase, north Lon­don, and placed his high def­i­ni­tion de­vice in­side a towel.

The singer-song­writer then tore a hole in the ma­te­rial so he could get a good view of the woman un­dress­ing for her ap­point­ment.

But when Bet­tles re­turned to col­lect his cam­era, he found it had been moved – and, af­ter speak­ing to the man­ager, he was told po­lice had been called.

He ad­mit­ted two counts of voyeurism and one of at­tempt­ing to ob­serve a per­son do­ing a pri­vate act on Oc­to­ber 28 this year at High­bury Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Po­lice also searched his car where they found a tablet stashed in the spare wheel.


On the de­vice they found Bet­tles had Pho­to­shopped a pic­ture of the vic­tim’s face with his gen­i­tals right next to her mouth.

Bet­tles will be re­quired to sign on to the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for five years af­ter his re­lease from prison.

A Sex­ual Of­fences Pre­ven­tion Or­der was also im­posed, pro­hibit­ing Bet­tles from pos­sess­ing any in­ter­net-en­abled de­vice with­out the ca­pac­ity to re­tain in­ter­net his­tory.

Bet­tles was also banned from delet­ing the in­ter­net his­tory of any de­vice in his posses­sion and from pos­sess­ing any de­vice ca­pa­ble of record­ing im­ages in a pub­lic place, other than a mo­bile phone.

He is also banned from beauty or tan­ning sa­lons, with the ex­cep­tion of a bar­bers cater­ing solely to male clients, for five years. He must also pay a £115 vic­tim sur­charge.

Bet­tles wept and held his head in his hands as the sen­tence was given, and hugged his fa­ther and brother in the well of the court be­fore he was led away to the cells.

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