Perv, 41, who filmed naked woman asleep in five-star hotel room told to pay her £5,000 but is spared jail
A PERV who filmed a naked woman while she slept in a five-star hotel has today been fined £5,000 but spared jail.
Emily Hunt, 41, woke up at the £300-a-night Town Hall Hotel in East London with no memory of the night before next to stranger Christopher Killick in May 2015.
The 41-year-old filmed Emily for 62 second and admitted he intended to use the video to pleasure himself later.
Killick's rucksack was found to have condoms, Viagra and what was thought to be the hallucinogenic drug LSD.
Police also found used condoms in the room.
He was first arrested on suspicion of rape over what happened, but was released due to lack of evidence.
However because of Emily's persistence, the Crown Prosecution Service was forced to make a U-turn and charge him with voyeurism.
Emily, who fought for five years for the case to go to court, waived her right to legal anonymity.
District Judge Louisa Cieciora today said had he not pleaded guilty at the earliest possible opportunity he would have been jailed.
Today at Stratford Magistrates' Court a judge ordered Killick to pay £2,180 in fines and court costs, and £5,000 in compensation to the victim.
He was also handed a restraining order indefinitely where he was banned from contacting Emily directly or indirectly by any means.
She imposed a community for 30 months, including completing the Horizon program to develop victim empathy skills and 30 days of rehab activity to perform as directed.
In a statement after the sentencing, Emaily said it was "appaling" that her battle for justice had lasted five years.
She added: "I am very pleased with the sentence passed by the court today and the powerful comments made by the judge."
The judge told him: "The facts are shocking. As you said to the probation officer, you knew it was morally wrong and deceitful to record Ms Hunt without her consent.
"It was invasive and taken without the victim's knowledge or awareness. You prioritised your own desires without thinking of the victim.
"Ms Hunt has concerns it will be seen as trivial and easily dismissed. It is anything but. It had a devastating impact on her.
"Throughout all legal proceedings, you have accepted your wrongdoing and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity."
She added "Had you not pleaded guilty at the first opportunity, this would have passed the custody threshold."
"Considering the next stage up is custody, if you fail to pay any element of the fine or compensation, you can be arrested on warrant and serve time in custody."
Killick, wearing a light blue shirt and dark trousers, nodded and said: "Yes I understand."
Emily's lawyer said she would not be speaking outside the court today.
Kate Ellis, from the Centre for Women's Justice, said: "She's emotional. It was very hard for her today for him not to receive a custodial sentence.
"She's got some degree of justice. What we heard in court today shows how difficult it is for victims of serious crimes to be given the punishment they deserve.
"It's an emotional day for Emily.
"What we have is vindication for the conviction, but it still is not easy for her to know that this man is still out on the streets."
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