A man accused of filming women in the changing rooms of Tayside swimming pools and schools had around 1,000 images and videos with a “voyeurism” theme on his computer, a jury has heard.
Forensic computer analyst Ken Alexander, who is employed by Police Scotland, was giving evidence at Perth Sheriff Court in the trial of Craig Brown.
The 31-year-old of Balunie Crescent, in Douglas, Dundee, faces various charges of taking pictures of women in schools and leisure centres in Tayside.
Mr Alexander, 46, told the court he was contacted by police with a view to examining Brown’s laptop computer and to “look out” for self-made images and videos, mainly of women in changing rooms in leisure centres.
In a joint report compiled along with his colleague, Andrew Hopkins, Mr Alexander told the court he found personal photographs, music and internet use of adult pornography on Brown’s computer.
He said the pornography consisted mainly of images and videos featuring “voyeurism”.
“There were approximately 1,000 images and video files contained on the computer of voyeurism,” he said.
“These had been downloaded on the computer. These were of women in changing-rooms, public toilets, bedrooms and public transport.”
Mr Alexander told the court it was “blatantly obvious” the women in these images and videos were “unaware” they were being filmed due to concealed cameras.
Brown is accused of recording a woman in the female changing rooms of Perth Leisure Pool, on February 7 2012.
He is also alleged to have taken pictures of three women in the female changing rooms of Craigie High School, Dundee, between April 26 2010 and November 30 2010.
He denies a charge that he took images of women in the female changing rooms at Menzieshill High School, Dundee, between April 4 2010 and November 30 2010 and between December 1 2010 and February 8 2012 he recorded at the same location.
Brown is further accused of targeting women in the female changing-rooms at St John’s RC High School, Dundee, by taking pictures between April 26 2010 and November 11 2010 and filming the same woman between December 1 that year and February 8 2012.
The trial continues.