A severely disabled man with only the use of his tongue and right thumb who used hidden cameras to spy on his young female carers while they showered has been spared jail.
Farhan Mian, 32, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, asked a relative to install cameras in his home under the guise of being concerned about being the victim of theft.
However, a court heard the bed-bound man wanted to spy on the three women for his own sexual gratification.
Mian was able to operate the three cameras in his White City flat in London using just his thumb. Using a computer in his bedroom, he could zoom in and rotate the devices.
Mian fought the case, but an Isleworth Crown Court jury unanimously found him guilty of six counts of voyeurism for the purpose of sexual gratification between 2011 and 2015.
‘You were trusted by your carers, who do virtually everything for you and you filmed these three young women, who were unaware of it in your flat,’ Judge Giles Curtis-Raleigh told him.
‘It is clear from their evidence they found this upsetting and that they were violated and betrayed by your selfish actions for your own sexual gratification.’
He was placed on a six-month community order, which includes a three-month curfew, prohibiting Mian to leave his flat between 10pm and 6am.
He was also made subject to a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order prohibiting him installing cameras in the bathroom and the carers’ room.
‘The sentence marks as best I can the court’s view about these very unpleasant offences against young women who were doing their best for you,’ added the judge.
Outside court Mian said: ‘People are also vulnerable to their carers.’