Pervert cop, 38, filmed girls as young as six with hidden camera at swimming pool changing rooms 100 times

A PERVY cop filmed girls as young as six in swimming pool changing rooms with a hidden camera.

Matthew Shaw, 38 – who previously worked for Derbyshire Police – also engaged in online sex acts with children.

Matthew Shaw secretly filmed young girls in swimming pool changing rooms


Matthew Shaw secretly filmed young girls in swimming pool changing roomsCredit: PA

Shaw was reported to police after he was caught filming a young girl as she changed at a swimming pool at a Center Parcs in Nottinghamshire.

The Police Community Support Officer was caught by the girl’s mum after he passed a camera under a cubicle wall in a changing room last April.

The “devious” former police officer later admitted he may have done it around 100 times – filming children as young as six.

Shaw was suspended from his role as a PCSO once the allegations came to light.

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He then resigned last year.

Shaw also spoke to girls – aged between 11 and 15 – while posing as both a teenage girl and boy, asking for and sending sexual images and videos on Snapchat.

After officers searched his home in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottingham, they seized electronic devices, including a mobile phone found hidden in the roof of his garage.

When cops examined the devices they found additional videos recorded in changing rooms.

They also found evidence of Shaw engaging in online sex acts with several children.

Shaw initially denied any wrongdoing – but later pleaded guilty to 21 charges of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, and three of voyeurism.

He was jailed for a total of 14 years at Nottingham Crown Court today.

Shaw was also added to the sex offenders’ register and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

Detective Chief Inspector Gemma Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Shaw is a devious and manipulative sex offender who is now starting a well-deserved prison sentence.

“Whilst he did not come into physical contact with his victims, he still caused very real harm to vulnerable young people by exposing them to things they were simply too young to understand let alone consent to.”

She added: “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of children and we will always robustly pursue those who commit offences of this nature.

“I am pleased Shaw has now been jailed and hope this case serves as a warning to others about the consequences of this kind of behaviour – sooner or later we will catch up with you and you are likely to end up in jail.”

Simon Blatchly, Deputy Chief Constable at Derbyshire Police commented on the former officer’s position, saying: “Through that investigation it was concluded that none of Shaw’s offending was found to have taken place while he was on duty – and no victims were identified as being linked to his role.

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“While all officers and staff hold a position of trust, PCSOs have a unique role that puts them in contact with a great many different groups within our communities, including young people.

“His role and position of trust make his crimes all the more shocking to the public and I share their revulsion at his actions.”