The Policeman also has Dog porn on his phone.
A Met Detective Sargeant tried to secretly record a female officer while she was having a shower for his own sexual gratification has been convicted today.
Police Detective Sergeant Benjamin McNish claimed he was looking for his razor when he poked his mobile phone into the shower while the female officer was naked.
The Prosecutor William Eaglestone told the jury that McNish’s actions in placing his telephone above the shower window panel.
This they said could be considered as more sinister than being a “peeping Tom, Carry On film-type behaviour”.
Detective Sergeant Benjamin McNish, of the East Area Command Unit, was convicted on Thursday, 10 June.
The married Detective was found guilty of observing a person doing a Private Act Contrary to Section 67(1) and (5) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
He was released on bail to appear for sentencing on Thursday, 15 July at Southwark Crown Court.
McNish committed the offence on 18 February 2019 at Adelaide Road, London NW3.
He was staying in police accommodation while on a course along with two other MPS police officers who were also attending courses.
While the female resident was using the shower, Benjamin McNish held his phone up at the glass panel above the bathroom door.
The female saw the phone, got out of the shower and confronted him.
The third resident in the accommodation was told of the incident, and he called police. He was arrested at the scene.
The victim was not previously known to him.
She met him and the third resident/officer the evening before the incident when she arrived at the accommodation.
Child abuse cases
Why wasn’t this illness noticed or diagnosed before he worked on child abuse cases?
We cover a lot of abuse cases on the channel and this seems like he was a risk to everyone.
The woman said she had been in the shower for just a matter of minutes when she noticed some movement to the left-hand side of the shower window.
She said it was a mobile phone with the camera pointing into the bath and she could see a finger and thumb on the telephone.
Speaking in court from behind a curtain, she said that from her first glance it looked to her that it was “angled on a diagonal towards the bath and shower area”.
She said she looked twice and said to the court.
“it was really weird, something is there, someone is trying to take pictures, what is going on.”
She told the court that she estimated the distance between her face and where the camera was to be less than two metres.
“Once I had seen the telephone for the second time, I was quite confused and shocked.
My assumption was that someone was filming me.
“I did not turn off the shower. I just grabbed the towel to my chest, wrenched open the door and immediately after I opened the door I saw Mr McNish standing outside.”
She said he looked “a bit shocked like a rabbit in the headlights” and that she started shouting at him. He told her to “shush”, she told the court.
Police officer had to ring the police
The victim was holding back tears, the officer told the court she wished she had at that point asked to look at the phone and added:
“I remember thinking I do not know who this man is and he might have naked pictures of me on his phone.”
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Smith, who was nearby, heard her screaming and came to see what the commotion was about.
Under cross-examination, defence counsel Richard Atchley told the woman:
“His (McNish) case is that he never took a picture of you at all.
The only photograph that was taken was mistakenly when you crashed out of the bath and he took a photograph of the door.”
Mr Atchley said that no photographs were found on the phone despite what it looked like to the woman at the time.
The officers defence said McNish claims he had lost his razor and was using his phone as a periscope to try and find it.
DCI Smith told the court that the woman was shouting that McNish had taken pictures of her and she had seen him.
McNish denied this but then later said
“yes I did, I deleted them, nothing really came out anyway”, DCI Smith told the court.
DCI Smith, who called the police, told the court he seized the phone along with McNish’s other electronic equipment and the woman was moved to a different place.
McNish, a married father-of-two, from Benfleet in Essex, has a degree and speaks seven languages.
He was promoted to sergeant just three years after joining the Met.
He was granted bail until sentencing.
Dog porn found on phone
He was not charge with a count of possessing an extreme pornographic image.
This did not form part of the trial and was left to lie on file. (they let him off)
DS McNish was allegedly found with a vile video of a woman receiving oral sex from a dog, he denied the charge.
This is a terrifying story to hear for anyone and certainly raises questions.
How are police vetted for sexual deviancy?
Who is vetting the Police?
This is highlighted in the case of Wayne Couzens.
The police officer who has admitted killing Sarah Everard had previously committed another offence.
The met police have referred themselves to the IOPC due to the investigation into it.
It is even claimed nothing was done about the incident and police turned a “bind eye” to it.
So if the investigation into that failure reveals they had a opportunity to stop Wayne, then why didn’t they?
It raises more questions about if there is a appeal to being a police officer if you are a predator.
And if that is the case, what can be done to filter out sexual divients from the force?