BBC presenter charged with 10 counts of voyeurism

08:41, February 03, 2010      

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File photo of Benjamin Wilkins.


A BBC TV and radio presenter, who has been described as "gentleman-like and trusted", faces a jail term for secretly filming a series of sexual videos with more than ten partners using a hidden camera at his home in south London.

His name is Benjamin Wilkins. He seduced more than ten of his colleagues and had sex with them at home where a mini camera was hidden in a smoke alarm. Some of these women have been promoted to senior positions in TV and radio and their names have been kept secret for legal reasons.

Wilkins' voyeurism was exposed after his girlfriend discovered the dirty videos which includes many than 50 hours of footage in all, according to reports. She called the police. It is reported that 36-year-old also hid the miniature camera in his bathroom to film his partners when they were in the shower, and stored the footage in his computer.

Wilkins has admitted the ten counts of voyeurism, which involved six women who were seduced to have sex with him at his home in south London from 2005 to 2008.

One count of voyeurism could face a maximum sentence of two years in U.K. If the sentence goes is carried out, Wilkins will also be on the sex offenders register.

Wilkins has worked for several years as a producer at BBC London, winning an award for local radio reporter of the year. He resigned from his post following his arrest in August 2008.

Source: Xinhuanet/Agencies
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