Wife reported husband to police over videos of KFC customers in toilets

Co Derry mother Mollie Clarke reported her husband, Richard Cooper to police after she found videos on his phone of customers using toilets in the KFC where he worked
Marie Louise McConville

A CO Derry woman has told of how she reported her husband of 100 days to the PSNI after she found videos on his phone of customers using toilets in the KFC where he worked.

Mollie Clarke, who lives in Coleraine, had checked her husband Richard Cooper's phone in January 2017, after suspecting he was cheating on her.

However after discovering a series of sickening videos the 21-year-old mother-of-two went to straight away to the police station with her husband's phone to report him.

Cooper, from John Street in Ballymoney in Co Antrim, pleaded guilty to four charges of voyeurism for his own sexual gratification.

Earlier this month, Antrim Crown Court heard how he had concealed his own mobile phone in a black bin on different dates between December 2016 and January 2017.

His victims included a young child, a teenage girl, a mother changing a baby's nappy and one of his own colleagues.

It was only when Cooper pleaded guilty in court that Ms Clarke discovered he had also made a video of her using the toilet at their home.

The 25-year-old was handed a two year probation order and was also made the subject of a five year Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

Speaking about the ordeal, Ms Clarke said: "I realise now the man I thought I was married to didn't exist. I didn't know him.

"He was liar who lived a double life, like Jekyll and Hyde, and I hope I'll never see him again."

She added: "I feel like he's got away with it to be honest. He walked free. The sentence in my eyes was far too lenient."

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