A POLICE employee from Lancashire has today been sentenced for voyeurism in the workplace after secretly filming colleagues on the toilet.

Greater Manchester Police Digital Imagine Unit employee Jean Renoir Janga, 36 of Sussex Close, Bamber Bridge, appeared at Manchester Crown Court on Friday August 20 2021 following his conviction of six counts of voyeurism at an earlier hearing.

The charges relate to 11 videos which were recovered from Janga's mobile phone, which he had placed in a staff toilet, after GMP's Professional Standards Branch received a complaint.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Jones, said: "Both Greater Manchester Police and the public expect officers and staff members to maintain the highest standards of behaviour.

"As soon as PSB received the complaint, Janga was suspended and a robust investigation was launched.

"We found that Janga had disregarded these expectations and behaved in a completely unacceptable manner, secretly filming colleagues in the toilet to fulfil his sexual desires."

Janga has now been sentenced to an 18 month community order, a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) valid for five years, a sex offender notification requirement valid for five years, and a mobile phone forfeiture order.

During the investigation, officers found that Janga had filmed in a staff toilet within a GMP premises on several occasions in September and October 2017.

A number of victims, all of whom are police staff, were identified and informed.

DCI Jones said: "This sentencing will be shortly followed by a misconduct hearing. This is normal procedure and will be led by PSB.

"I'd like to remind the people of Greater Manchester that GMP's Professional Standards Branch is committed to maintaining their trust and confidence by dealing with issues, such as this, openly and robustly."