Stephen Scriven awaits sentence after spying on woman, 21, in bath

A PERVERTED man will this week find out his fate from a court after being found guilty of spying on a woman while she took a bath.

Stephen Scriven leered through a window in his 21-year-old victim’s bathroom door and watched her as she bathed, Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told how she became nervous as she got into the bath and saw a shadow fall across the door.

Scriven, 61, had visited the woman’s home a short time earlier, on June 16 this year, and had been drinking, the court was told.

The pair had previously been talking in the kitchen before the woman went into the bathroom, located off that room.

Giving evidence from behind a screen, the woman told how when she went into the bathroom and the conversation with Scriven continued for a while.

But then she started to hear “creaking noises” from the other side of the door and knew she was being watched.

She told the court: “I decided to cover myself up a bit with my hands. And then that’s when I saw him looking at me through the [bathroom] window.”

She described seeing his whole head and face peering at her through a window above the bathroom door. He had been standing on a stool to gain access to that window.

The woman added: “I don’t know how long the shadow had been there for. It was a good couple of minutes. That’s when I saw him.

“I was uncomfortable, I couldn’t stop crying. I felt I couldn’t have a bath in my own home.”

Scriven, from Cuckmere Lane, denied a charge of voyeurism. He claimed his victim could hear creaking noises because he was investigating a leak in the airing cupboard next door.

However, magistrates found him guilty and will now |sentence him on December |14.

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9:08am Mon 10 Dec 12

Brite Spark says...

Pervert? That's a bit strong I think, hardly in the same league as Gary Glitter is it?
Pervert? That's a bit strong I think, hardly in the same league as Gary Glitter is it? Brite Spark
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11:43am Mon 10 Dec 12

Dasal says...

but why did she decide to have a bath whilst he was still in her flat?
No excuse, I know, but tempting fate maybe...............
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61 years old & drunk with a 21 year old female bathing next door............
but why did she decide to have a bath whilst he was still in her flat? No excuse, I know, but tempting fate maybe............... ... 61 years old & drunk with a 21 year old female bathing next door............ Dasal
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12:15pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Here, There says...

Not the full story published, the bloke has had a relationship with the mother of the girl for 10 years so has been in her life since she was 11, a step father almost ! I understand how it has been reported leads to a few questions but be assured no wrong doing on the girls part just wrong doing on the rightly named "perverted man"
Not the full story published, the bloke has had a relationship with the mother of the girl for 10 years so has been in her life since she was 11, a step father almost ! I understand how it has been reported leads to a few questions but be assured no wrong doing on the girls part just wrong doing on the rightly named "perverted man" Here, There
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12:53pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Big Mac says...

Having a leak in the airing cupboard more like.
Having a leak in the airing cupboard more like. Big Mac
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2:15pm Mon 10 Dec 12

userds5050 says...

Here, There wrote:
Not the full story published, the bloke has had a relationship with the mother of the girl for 10 years so has been in her life since she was 11, a step father almost ! I understand how it has been reported leads to a few questions but be assured no wrong doing on the girls part just wrong doing on the rightly named "perverted man"
Thanks for clearing that up.
[quote][p][bold]Here, There[/bold] wrote: Not the full story published, the bloke has had a relationship with the mother of the girl for 10 years so has been in her life since she was 11, a step father almost ! I understand how it has been reported leads to a few questions but be assured no wrong doing on the girls part just wrong doing on the rightly named "perverted man"[/p][/quote]Thanks for clearing that up. userds5050
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2:30pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Funkydory82 says...

I have never commented on anything like this before, but a similar thing happened to me whereby my mothers boyfriend set up a cameraphone to record me in the shower. this was 5 years ago and im still affected by it now. just because he has not physically assaulted her does not mean that this girl will not be deeply effected by someone violating her privacy! just because someone is 21 and attractive does not give men the green light to take what they want!
I have never commented on anything like this before, but a similar thing happened to me whereby my mothers boyfriend set up a cameraphone to record me in the shower. this was 5 years ago and im still affected by it now. just because he has not physically assaulted her does not mean that this girl will not be deeply effected by someone violating her privacy! just because someone is 21 and attractive does not give men the green light to take what they want! Funkydory82
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3:09pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Limplarry says...

I wish somebody would watch me taking a bath, I would give em a right good show.
I wish somebody would watch me taking a bath, I would give em a right good show. Limplarry
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4:53pm Mon 10 Dec 12

cantthinkofone says...

Here, There wrote:
Not the full story published, the bloke has had a relationship with the mother of the girl for 10 years so has been in her life since she was 11, a step father almost ! I understand how it has been reported leads to a few questions but be assured no wrong doing on the girls part just wrong doing on the rightly named "perverted man"
It did all sound a bit odd the way it was reported! Makes a lot more sense with the context you've given.
[quote][p][bold]Here, There[/bold] wrote: Not the full story published, the bloke has had a relationship with the mother of the girl for 10 years so has been in her life since she was 11, a step father almost ! I understand how it has been reported leads to a few questions but be assured no wrong doing on the girls part just wrong doing on the rightly named "perverted man"[/p][/quote]It did all sound a bit odd the way it was reported! Makes a lot more sense with the context you've given. cantthinkofone
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5:03pm Mon 10 Dec 12

beiroot says...

Why do they call ypu Limplarry then?Doesnt sound like you'd give anyone a good show@
Why do they call ypu Limplarry then?Doesnt sound like you'd give anyone a good show@ beiroot
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5:54pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Limplarry says...

beiroot wrote:
Why do they call ypu Limplarry then?Doesnt sound like you'd give anyone a good show@
Me Names Larry and I walk with Limp, simple as that really, but am very please to say that it doesn't affect my bathing skills. My bathroom window is not obscured and I very rarely close the blind. I do live on the fifteenth floor though.
[quote][p][bold]beiroot[/bold] wrote: Why do they call ypu Limplarry then?Doesnt sound like you'd give anyone a good show@[/p][/quote]Me Names Larry and I walk with Limp, simple as that really, but am very please to say that it doesn't affect my bathing skills. My bathroom window is not obscured and I very rarely close the blind. I do live on the fifteenth floor though. Limplarry
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5:55pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Limplarry says...

**** you, you Turtle Neck Sweaters.
**** you, you Turtle Neck Sweaters. Limplarry
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9:25pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Down to Earth & Sensible says...

A lot of "song and dance" about nothing.The word "pervert" is banded about to anyone with any form of sexual appetite.
A lot of "song and dance" about nothing.The word "pervert" is banded about to anyone with any form of sexual appetite. Down to Earth & Sensible
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10:17pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Here, There says...

Is it not disturbing to you that this someones appetite involved(amongst other things) spying on a young lady who he had known in a near parental capacity since she was a little girl ?
This is not a case of someone standing behind a 2 way mirror watching a sex act with all parties willing participants, his actions were nothing but perverse and to deny them making her go through this process is further disturbing, perhaps on the 14th we hear more of his history, if a young lady in your family were to report similar would you tell her she was making a "song and dance" about nothing ?
Is it not disturbing to you that this someones appetite involved(amongst other things) spying on a young lady who he had known in a near parental capacity since she was a little girl ? This is not a case of someone standing behind a 2 way mirror watching a sex act with all parties willing participants, his actions were nothing but perverse and to deny them making her go through this process is further disturbing, perhaps on the 14th we hear more of his history, if a young lady in your family were to report similar would you tell her she was making a "song and dance" about nothing ? Here, There
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6:13am Tue 11 Dec 12

kev63 says...

Funkydory82 wrote:
I have never commented on anything like this before, but a similar thing happened to me whereby my mothers boyfriend set up a cameraphone to record me in the shower. this was 5 years ago and im still affected by it now. just because he has not physically assaulted her does not mean that this girl will not be deeply effected by someone violating her privacy! just because someone is 21 and attractive does not give men the green light to take what they want!
Where in the report does it say she was attractive??? she may be unattractive!
[quote][p][bold]Funkydory82[/bold] wrote: I have never commented on anything like this before, but a similar thing happened to me whereby my mothers boyfriend set up a cameraphone to record me in the shower. this was 5 years ago and im still affected by it now. just because he has not physically assaulted her does not mean that this girl will not be deeply effected by someone violating her privacy! just because someone is 21 and attractive does not give men the green light to take what they want![/p][/quote]Where in the report does it say she was attractive??? she may be unattractive! kev63
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9:10am Tue 11 Dec 12

Funkydory82 says...

my god you lot really have nothing better to do - is this how you all get your kicks through arguing on social media websites....kev63 im attractive thanks, did not give the right for my so called step dad to set up a camera in my bathroom just to perve on me does it! and a song and dance???! how would you like your daughter being subjected to something like that! have a word with yourselves you bunch of sad acts! thank god i caught him, i still live with the fact that he may have done it before! happy xmas you bunch of strange ones!!!!
my god you lot really have nothing better to do - is this how you all get your kicks through arguing on social media websites....kev63 im attractive thanks, did not give the right for my so called step dad to set up a camera in my bathroom just to perve on me does it! and a song and dance???! how would you like your daughter being subjected to something like that! have a word with yourselves you bunch of sad acts! thank god i caught him, i still live with the fact that he may have done it before! happy xmas you bunch of strange ones!!!! Funkydory82
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11:53am Tue 11 Dec 12

userds5050 says...

Funkydory82 wrote:
my god you lot really have nothing better to do - is this how you all get your kicks through arguing on social media websites....kev63 im attractive thanks, did not give the right for my so called step dad to set up a camera in my bathroom just to perve on me does it! and a song and dance???! how would you like your daughter being subjected to something like that! have a word with yourselves you bunch of sad acts! thank god i caught him, i still live with the fact that he may have done it before! happy xmas you bunch of strange ones!!!!
Calm down. He never said you weren't attractive. He was talking about the girl in the article.
[quote][p][bold]Funkydory82[/bold] wrote: my god you lot really have nothing better to do - is this how you all get your kicks through arguing on social media websites....kev63 im attractive thanks, did not give the right for my so called step dad to set up a camera in my bathroom just to perve on me does it! and a song and dance???! how would you like your daughter being subjected to something like that! have a word with yourselves you bunch of sad acts! thank god i caught him, i still live with the fact that he may have done it before! happy xmas you bunch of strange ones!!!![/p][/quote]Calm down. He never said you weren't attractive. He was talking about the girl in the article. userds5050
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12:01pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Funkydory82 says...

Im not saying that, im refering to my own experience, he was picking holes in the fact that in my first post i had refered to the girl in this report as being attractive when i was talking in general!
it doesnt matter if someones attractive or not, at the end of the day someone has had their privacy violated by someone whom she had probably trusted - everyone on this is arguing that its not that bad when in actual fact it is!
Im not saying that, im refering to my own experience, he was picking holes in the fact that in my first post i had refered to the girl in this report as being attractive when i was talking in general! it doesnt matter if someones attractive or not, at the end of the day someone has had their privacy violated by someone whom she had probably trusted - everyone on this is arguing that its not that bad when in actual fact it is! Funkydory82
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