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Cambridgeshire Police  have spent a frantic day responding to many online responses from others that could have been a victim of jailed voyeur photographer David Glover.

160 comments have already been posted to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Facebook page which outlines the court case from Monday when Glover was jailed.

160 comments have already been posted to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Facebook page which outlines the court case from Monday when David Glover was jailed.

160 comments have already been posted to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Facebook page which outlines the court case from Monday when David Glover was jailed.

“This guy used to take my photos when I was 17/18,” wrote one woman.

Another wrote: “Should have known really when he commented on my daughters breasts during a family photoshoot!”

One other possible victim wrote: “I know a lot as I was on the receiving end of it, but 10 years have passed, and I mentioned it when I was asked to be identified and it was brushed off.”

To many of those commenting, police have asked they call 101 or offering other means of contact to follow up their stories.

One woman told police: “I am not surprised by this at all: the creep sent me pictures of his bits and tried to blackmail me with photos of my nipple which was on show in some of the photos”.

Glover, 48, took secret photos and videos of women by using this camera disguised as an alarm clock in various photography studios.

Glover, 48, took secret photos and videos of women by using this camera disguised as an alarm clock in various photography studios.

On Monday Glover pleaded guilty to five counts of voyeurism, and at Peterborough Crown Court jailed for 20 months.

David Glover, 48, was working as a photographer at various studios in Peterborough and around the south of England between March 2011 and March 2017.

David Glover, 48, was working as a photographer at various studios in Peterborough and around the south of England between March 2011 and March 2017.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for the same timeframe, to monitor any future offending. All devices found to contain videos of his victims were ordered to be destroyed.

David Glover setting up a covert camera at Studio One.

David Glover, 48, was working as a photographer at various studios in Peterborough and around the south of England between March 2011 and March 2017.

David Glover setting up a covert camera at Studio One.

The investigating officer Detective Constable Pete Wise appealed after the sentencing for anyone who thinks they may be among the 72 unidentified women in the footage seized  to come forward.

“You need the justice that you deserve, the same as the victims today have got their justice,” he said.

“I’ve got to praise the strength of the victims.”

He added that Glover was refusing to name the unidentified women in the footage.

Glover was initially charged with voyeurism in respect of four named women and 103 unidentified adult females.

David Glover arriving at court Crown Court, Peterborough
Monday 27 March 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

But after press coverage of court hearings, more women came forward and the fifth count – of 103 unidentified women – was amended to a schedule of 31 named women.

Glover could face further court proceedings if some of the 72 women who have still not been identified come forward.

Glover, 48, took secret photos and videos of women by using a camera disguised as an alarm clock in various photography studios.

He was working as a photographer at studios in Peterborough and around the south of England between March 2011 and March 2017.

David Glover who installed hidden cameras to watch women in private; he admitted voyeurism offences 
Crown Court, Peterborough
Saturday 28 July 2018.
Picture by Terry Harris.

In March of 2014, a client’s partner noticed something strange about a clock in the changing room.

As his partner went for the photoshoot with Glover, the man returned to the changing room to take a closer look at the alarm clock, which also appeared to be strategically placed.

On closer inspection he noticed the clock had a camera inside and also contained an SD card. He took the card and later showed it to his other half when they got home.

The footage showed Glover setting up the camera before the victim entered the room and got changed for her photoshoot.

On noticing the SD card was missing, Glover texted the victim the following day and tried to suggest the clock belonged to someone else in the studio.

The victim felt too scared and embarrassed to come forward at first, but eventually shared her findings with police years later when a friend encouraged her to do so.

Glover was then arrested at his home in Tallington, Lincolnshire.

Police found a removable hard drive in Glover’s coat pocket, which contained more than 900 covert videos.

A further search of his home unearthed more secret footage of women undressing and using the toilet in various studios and at his home.

From this footage, police were able to identify and approach some of the victims and obtain statements.

Glover claimed he was interested in covert filming and didn’t realise it was illegal.

One of Glover’s victim, Francesca Rowden, waived her right to anonymity, and spoke after the sentencing.

Francesca Rowden (32) waived anonymity to speak out about Voyeur photographer at sentencing.,
Crown Court, Peterborough
Monday 27 March 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

She said she “felt really sick” when it emerged that Glover had secretly recorded her.

The 32-year-old, of St Ives, attended court to see Glover sentenced.

“To see him, I kind of wanted to be really angry but he just didn’t seem to show any remorse,” said the mother-of-two.

“He was just eyes down, even when we were standing up reading our statements and crying he didn’t seem to show any emotion at all.

“I just think maybe he could have maybe got a bit more.

“I’ve seen how this has affected a lot of the girls.

“Only being able to give him 20 months is a bit of a kick of the teeth.

“We need to find the rest of the girls now.

“If this can get out and we can find those we’ll come down hard on him again.

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