John Weekes is an NZME News Service reporter based in Wellington.

Spy man recorded teenager

Brendon Terry.
Brendon Terry.

A man convicted of making intimate visual recordings of a teenage girl has been sentenced to home detention.

Brendon Dion Terry, 41, was given the seven-month sentence after he pleaded guilty at North Shore District Court.

His wife, Sam, said she felt betrayed and wanted a divorce. "They do say some people stay together through things like this. I can't understand why."

Police said Terry, who worked at a Panmure caryard, bought a small video recorder last April. The police summary of facts said: "The defendant placed it among a floral display above the victim's bedroom window which recorded the majority of the bedroom area."

The girl discovered the device in her bedroom last November.

Terry referred questions to his lawyers, who declined to comment at this stage.

Sam Terry said she wanted the public to know about the case as a warning to others. "It can be a normal person in a normal job doing things behind their back that are completely inappropriate."

- Herald on Sunday

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