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Cleator Moor man charged with alleged voyeurism

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A West Cumbrian man has appeared from custody before a judge accused of observing a person doing a private act, and sending a letter/communication conveying a threatening message, on two different occasions.

Nathanial Joseph Rudd, 31, gave his address as Duke Street, Cleator Moor, Cumbria.

The allegation is that between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015, he recorded a person doing a private act for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification. That he recorded an act, looked at an image and that the other person did not consent to the recording. This allegation is under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

There are also two allegations that Rudd sent a letter/communication article conveying a threatening message, for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety to another, the accusations are from May 2nd and May 5th. Brought to court under a section from the Malicious Communications Act 1988.

District Judge Gerald Chalk was told by prosecutor Pamela Fee the allegation is a breach of trust, he threatened to send images to others of a person doing a private act, an accusation of “voyeurism”.

No pleas were entered to the three-allegations.

Judge Chalk declined jurisdiction, Rudd was remanded in custody to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on June 8.

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