Sex tape with unaware wife backfires

AARON LEAMAN
Last updated 05:00 04/12/2010

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A Waikato man who secretly filmed his wife bathing and having sex with him said it was a misguided attempt to save his troubled marriage.

The man, who has permanent name suppression, used a laptop webcam and cellphone camera to make intimate recordings of his wife.

His antics ended only when his wife found a video camera, hidden under a towel, filming her in the bath.

The 39-year-old was ordered to pay $200 reparation when he appeared for sentencing in the Hamilton District Court yesterday.

Judge Peter Spiller said the facts of the case were "very unfortunate" and declined an application to discharge the man without conviction on the charges of making and possessing an intimate visual recording.

But the judge gave him permanent name suppression and suppressed the names of his two businesses.

The couple are now separated.

During a search of the man's home in September, officers found a collection of DVDs and a hard drive with graphic photographs and recordings of the woman. Some images were organised into a slideshow.

The man told police his wife was unaware of the recordings but he hoped one day they could sit down together and watch them.

Defence counsel Michael McIvor said his client's misguided actions were designed to get his "rocky marriage back on track".

"But it backfired," he said.

The man had not shown the videos to anyone and confessed to police.

Prosecutor Sergeant Brendon Bland said the implications of the man's offending were serious. Such recordings tended to end up on the internet for everyone to see.

The man declined to speak to the Waikato Times outside court.

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- Waikato Times

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