A victim has been praised for her "courage and bravery" after she fell victim to a Southampton pervert who planted a hidden camera. 

Adam Dervan, 39, was jailed at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday for a series of offences that took place between 2014 and 2022.

The court heard how he pleaded guilty to taking and possessing indecent images of children, voyeurism and possession of cannabis after an SD card was discovered in a room he'd previously lived in. 

Dervan of Graham Road, Southampton was jailed for three years, given a ten-year sexual harm prevention order and must register as a sex offender for life for offences which included planting a secret camera to film people going to the toilet. 

Now Police Constable Sarah Tickner of the Internet Child Abuse Team has praised one of his victims who was aged just eight and nine years of age at the time. 

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She said: "I am pleased with the sentence. The victim deserved justice for what happened to her, and I know she and her family will feel some relief that this has been achieved.

“She was just a child when these offences took place. What Dervan did to her is something that nobody should ever have to go through.

“While the sentence alone won’t rid the victim of the memories and knowledge of what happened to her, I truly hope that it enables her to move forward, knowing that Dervan is being held accountable for his crimes.

“I also want to place on record my thanks to this woman for her courage and bravery in supporting us in our investigation and ultimate prosecution of Dervan.

“Getting Dervan locked up would have been considerably harder without her support and strength throughout the investigation and court process."

The force urged anyone else who has been victim of a similar crime to come forward and report it adding that it will always take this seriously and work to achieve justice.

“As this case has proven, if crimes like this are reported to us, we can take action and get justice for victims.”

If you’ve been a victim of a crime it can be reported to police by calling 101, or online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website.

You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and report incidents anonymously.