A MAN who admitted to a charge of voyeurism after recording someone doing a private act has been given a community order.

Jack Wharburton, of Abbots Hall Avenue, Clock Face was sentenced at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court.

Wharburton, 26, had indicated a guilty plea at an earlier hearing to the charge.

He admitted to recording another person doing a private act with the intention of looking at the image to obtain sexual gratification on March 24, 2019 at an address in St Helens.

He was sentenced to a community order and must do up 45 days of rehabilitation activity or comply with instructions of a responsible officer to attend appointments.

Wharburton must also carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within 12 months.

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He was also handed a two-year restraining order and must register with the police in accordance with the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for five years.

The 26-year-old was made to pay £200 compensation, an £85 surcharge to victim services and £85 in costs to Crown Prosecution Service.

This makes a total of £370.

His guilty plea was taken into account upon his sentencing.