Wellington man jailed for filming 50 women in the shower

A former Wellington teacher has been jailed for filming more than 50 women through a two-way mirror in his bathroom.

Some of the girls he filmed were between 12-14 years old.

One woman said she is now scared to shower and has to cover the mirror and wear a bikini. 

Nigel Colin Edgecombe, 52, previously pleaded guilty in Wellington District Court to 49 counts of making intimate visual recordings and five of making an objectionable publication.

Judge Ian Mill sentenced him to two years and nine months in prison.

The camera was discovered by a 29-year-old woman who was visiting from Hungary in August last year. 

She was staying with the man and heard noises from behind the mirror as she was getting into the shower.  She also noticed the shower curtain didn’t quite close.

It was the next day, when she was cleaning, that she discovered a sliding whiteboard behind the mirror and a camera located in the wall that was connected to the garage. She then reported the matter to police.

The camera’s external hard-drive contained 18 hours of intimate recordings of 54 different women showering, changing and using the toilet. They were taken over a five-year period, between 2013 and 2018.

JudgeMill said there was no evidence suggesting the images and videos were uploaded or distributed. 

Edgecombe addressed his victims saying he didn't know what to say except that he is sorry. 

“I don't quite understand how I went from being somebody in my 20s who would never do something like this to somebody that does."

"All I can do is apologise and I know it's not enough,” he said.



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