A masseur who secretly filmed naked female clients with a camera hidden in a clock has been jailed for three years.
Matthew Yates, 38, who passed himself off as a qualified masseur, sexually assaulted some of his unsuspecting victims.
The ex-RAF man said the films were to protect him from false complaints as he visited clients around the Nottingham area.
But a jury yesterday found him guilty of five charges of voyeurism and three of sexual assault.
Recorder Paul Mann QC said at Nottingham crown court he had made his victims “feel foolish, naive, shocked” adding: “You took their dignity away.”
Police were alerted when one suspicious victim noticed the clock pointing towards her and looked it up on the internet to discover it was a secret camera.
"The filming was for the sole purpose of my protection.
"I was concerned, due to the nature of some of the requests I had, that my actions could be misinterpreted and I wanted a factual account of what did occur."
Yates, of Loughborough, Leics, must sign the sex offenders register for life.