Grays man jailed for placing cameras in women's toilets at work

Jonathon Canavon

Jonathon Canavon

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Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

A MAN who put up cameras in toilets at work so he could spy on his female colleagues has been jailed for ten months.

Jonathon Canavon, of Chestnut Avenue, Grays, purchased one camera, disguised as an air fresher, on a company credit car and placed it in the women’s cubicle at the BP oil refinery on the Isle of Grain, where he worked.

He also bought two more cameras as part of an £7,500 spending spree on the company card between October 2012 and May 2013, which included the purchase of “extras” at seedy strip clubs in Essex and Kent.

The 32-year-old, who unsuccessfully stood to be a councillor for Labour in East Tilbury in 2004, pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism and 19 counts of theft by employee at Medway Magistrate’s court in January.

Canavon had earned the trust of female colleagues at the BP plant where he was a supervisor but in a sick twist, he betrayed them by placing the spy device in their toilets.

The court heard his actions were discovered by one woman who spotted the freshener on a pipe while she was in the toilet and saw a blue light flashing.

She picked it up and found the camera inside.

He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

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10:30pm Tue 1 Apr 14

MR.SMITH says...

Hasty story by the gazette without using spell check
Hasty story by the gazette without using spell check MR.SMITH
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10:56am Wed 2 Apr 14

Jb66 says...

Creep got more for the spending than he did the perving.
Creep got more for the spending than he did the perving. Jb66
  • Score: 4

1:30pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Epilepticus says...

As a female who works within the 'oil & gas' industry, I find this very disturbing. Trust of colleagues is a 'must' for those like myself who take positions where we are away from home for months if not years at a time.

I hope this sick individual is never able to work in this industry again!
As a female who works within the 'oil & gas' industry, I find this very disturbing. Trust of colleagues is a 'must' for those like myself who take positions where we are away from home for months if not years at a time. I hope this sick individual is never able to work in this industry again! Epilepticus
  • Score: 2

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