A paedophile who filmed up the skirt of a child has been jailed for four and a half years.
Philip Goodwin was sentenced on Friday April 21 at Blackfriars Crown Court having pleaded guilty to multiple charges.
Goodwin was spotted filming up a 14-year-old schoolgirl's skirt as she walked up a set of stairs at Moorgate London Underground station in October 2016, by a member of the public.
The commuter reported the incident to station staff, leading to a British Transport Police investigation.
When Goodwin, of Swakeleys Drive, Hillingdon, was arrested and brought in for questioning, he admitted possessing multiple indecent images of children and had further images and videos of him filming up women and schoolgirls skirts.
The footage was mostly taken in public places, the majority of which were on tubes and trains, the police said.
After a forensic examination of the material, he was charged with two counts of outraging public decency, one count of voyeurism and ten counts of possessing or making indecent images of children.
Goodwin has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register and a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order has been imposed.
Investigating officer, DC Andrew Parkinson, said: “Goodwin is a predatory offender who will now spend the next four and a half years behind bars for his actions.
"Whilst he was travelling to work one morning, he spotted his victim, a young girl in school uniform, and targeted her.
“I welcome today’s sentence as it has taken a child sex offender off the streets - I hope this jail sentence brings a level of comfort to his victims.
“This result clearly identifies how important it is to report behaviour such as this.
"This member of the public spotted a man who she thought was acting suspiciously and reported him and in doing so she has helped us bring a paedophile to justice.
"If you are ever a victim or a witness to a sexual assault, I would encourage you to report it to us.
"Just texting the details to 61016 you can start us build a picture of a perpetrator.
"Ultimately, this small step could help us catch a criminal.”
Siwan Hayward, TfL’s head of transport policing, said: “This case shows how much every report of unwanted sexual behaviour on London’s public transport matters and helps police build a picture, so they can catch sex offenders like Goodwin and sentence them for their disgusting crimes.
"We do not tolerate unwanted sexual behaviour and I commend the woman who came forward to report what she saw.
"Sexual offending has no place on our network and offenders will be identified and brought to justice."
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