Filmed female client with his phone as she undressed
Tamas Dominko is no longer working as a masseur. Picture: Facebook
A 35-year-old man has been ordered to seek therapy after pleading guilty to one count of voyeurism.
Tamas Dominko was working as a masseur at a clinic in Chiswick in July last year when he used his mobile phone to film a female client in her twenties while she was undressing.
Dominko, who is married with one child and lives in Teddington, had set up a business specialising in baby massage and massage for women who had recently given birth.
Ealing Magistrates’ Court heard that the woman who he filmed had booked an appointment for a sports massage with Dominko who had treated her on earlier occasions.
According to a report in the Daily Mirror the victim noticed his mobile phone pointed at her when she went to change. She turned it towards the wall before undressing and then took it to the clinic’s reception to report the matter. She later told the court that she remembered seeing the phone in a similar position during earlier appointments.
The police were called and Dominko was arrested. A subsequent search of his home and electronic devices found no further suspicious images.
In her victim impact statement the woman said, “I was shocked and felt threatened and did not know how to deal with it.
“I felt incredibly vulnerable, trapped in a room with Tamas almost naked. I am not the first person he is done this to, but it is the first time he has been caught.”
Dominko, who has been diagnosed with compulsive sexual behaviour, was given a 12-month Community Order which requires him to participate in a sex offenders’ programme and other rehabilitation activity as well as do 100 hours community services work and pay compensation of £250 to the victim.
He was warned by the Magistrate that, were he to commit a similar offence in the future, he could be facing jail. He is now working as a kitchen porter.
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January 12, 2022