Christopher Taylor, 60, married and father of three, has tricked 772 people in 39 different countries into unwittingly giving up control of their webcams in order to monitor their private lives.
WATCHED EVERY MOMENT
For 6 years, it used malware to log into victims’ computer devices, especially when women were eating, studying.
THE RECORD ALSO HAS RELATIONSHIP MOMENTS OF 47 WOMEN
Police assume that 47 women who had sex with their spouses were spied on by Taylor on her laptop computer at her home in Abram, Wigan, Greater Manchester.
DETECTED ON STUDENT’S COMPUTER
Taylor was caught after administrators at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA, alerted the FBI when malware was found on the laptop of a student at the university’s aviation lab.
TRAPED WITH A FAKE CONNECTION
The investigation also revealed that Taylor had deleted thousands of files before being arrested. Taylor lured her victims with a fake link she placed on porn sites that, when clicked, allowed her to gain full access to their laptop’s functions.
80K PICTURES AND VIDEOS FOUND
British police, who raided in 2016, discovered that the 60-year-old man had accumulated a massive cache of 80,000 images and videos on his computer, including a video of a woman having sex with a dog.
14 MONTHS PRISON
The 60-year-old suspect Taylor was sentenced to 14 months in prison by the Bolton Crown Court on charges of recording unauthorized access to computer materials, voyeurism and possession of excessive pornography. He was also ordered to comply with the terms of the Sexual Harm Prevention Order and sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.