Matthew Smith , analyst at JP Morgan Chase had hoped to use a hidden camera to satisfy his fetish for men urinating.
A pervert was spared jail despite hiding a camera in a Starbucks toilet to watch men urinate.
Matthew Smith, 37, had hope to use the device to to satisfy his fetish for men urinating .
The JP Morgan Chase’s OTC derivatives middle office analyst installed the tiny device in a ceiling grate in the chain’s branch in Vauxhall, south London, close to the headquarters of MI6.
Police believe the device was in place for three or four weeks before it was spotted by a male member of the public.
Matthew Smith was tracked down after he accidentally filmed his own face while standing on the toilet seat to slot the camera into its hiding place, allowing investigators to launch a public appeal.
The defendant was arrested on November 22 when former colleagues at the bank JP Morgan Chase identified him.
Matthew Smith worked for JP Morgan Chase, a company specialising in investments, in the Global derivatives services, but has since left his post, a spokesman for the company said.
He later admitted installing a similar device in the toilets of the group’s offices in Moorgate , while further mini-cameras and memory cards were found at his home address, as well as a screwdriver.
Matthew Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of voyeurism relating to the Starbucks camera and two similar charges relating to the camera at his place of work.
On Wednesday (December 6) at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court , Magistrate Gold spared Matthew Smith from jail and instead sentenced him to 200 hours of unpaid work.
He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register for five years and banned from living in a house with children under the age of 18 during that period.
Matthew Smith must pay £170 in costs and victim surcharges and complete a 30-day rehabilitation requirement.
Mr Gold added that if he breaks any of the requirements or is convicted of any other offence his sentence may be increased.
JP Morgan Chase said in a statement: “The crimes committed by Matthew Smith have caused significant concern and distress to some of our people.
“His admission and subsequent sentencing will be of little comfort to these people. We continue to do all we can to support them. Matthew Smith is no longer in our employment.”