Ex-DUP aide is found guilty of voyeurism

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A former adviser to DUP MP David Simpson has been found guilty of secretly filming a colleague for sexual gratification.

David McConaghie was accused of recording a woman in the toilets at MP Mr Simpson’s constituency office in Portadown.

David McConaghie

David McConaghie

A court viewed footage showing what appeared to be McConaghie placing the device in a bowl of potpourri.

McConaghie, from Cottage Hill, Dollingstown, denied making recordings for his sexual gratification.

The court heard he had made them over a period of several weeks in August and September 2012.

When the camera was discovered, Mr Simpson immediately reported it to police, and McConaghie resigned his position.

McConaghie will be sentenced in five weeks’ time.