A court has heard how a man accused of ‘upskirting’ had various vile and depraved videos on his phone, including one of a male who was having sex with an octopus.
Upskirting is when someone tries to get video footage or images of a victims genitalia by placing their mobile phone under their victims skirt.
Westminster Magistrates Court heard how Greek-born Eleftherios Zampoulakis, 34, was arrested by Met Police officers after he was spotted by a member of the public taking pictures of women who were shopping.
He was also arrested for ‘observing a person doing a private act’.
When officers seized Zampoulakis’s mobile phone, they found numerous disturbing and degenerate videos on his device.
The videos featured various marine animals as well as a horse.
The trial has been held in Zampoulakis’s absence since he left the UK for Crete at the beginning of the COVID pandemic.
Zampoulakis had been ‘invited’ back to the UK to stand trial, but he refused; preferring instead to give evidence remotely via a video link in Crete.
Zampoulakis is charged with possessing 13 extreme pornographic images when he was arrested on 10th July 2018.
The charge declares that Zampoulakis had images which: ‘portrayed, in an explicit and realistic way, a person performing acts of intercourse with live or dead animals, namely a horse and octopus which were grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character’.
Zampoulakis is also accused of outraging public decency, observing a person doing a private act ‘for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification’, three counts of making indecent images of a child and possessing a prohibited image of a child.
Prosecutor Simon Maughan told the court:
‘This is a matter listed in January, and it appears there’s an application by the defence for this defendant to give evidence via Greece.
‘He is a Greek national residing in Crete since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.’
Judge Louisa Cieciora told the court that it might be ‘desirable’ for Zampoulakis to come back to London and appear, in person, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 15th January.
‘The balance is in favour of ensuring Mr Zampoulakis is in the UK so nothing can impede the Crown Court hearing, difficulties obtaining flights etc,’ she said.
Zampoulakis is accused of covertly filming underneath women’s clothes ‘in streets and shops’ on 10th July 2018.
He is due to return from Crete to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 15th January 2021.
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Anybody daft enough to try and shag a horse must be admired for raw courage, if nothing else.
Nonetheless, he is out of the country and therefore, no longer a danger to Britain. The best thing that could happen would be a lifetime ban from the UK. Let Greece deal with his perversions. He has been found guilty here, so keep him out forever and the problem is solved. If we can get the Greeks to jail him, that would be a bonus.
If his family is here and relying on benefits, they can go back to Greece too. I can see no reason why we should fund them.