A 45 year old Kells man pleaded guilty, at Trim court,to a number of charges of filming females, and on one occasion a mother and child, in a shower in a premises he was renting to them.

The defendant cannot be identified for legal reasons, and the court heard how two French females who were renting from him fled in the early hours after taking a SIM card from a phone they discovered in their room.

Separately a Ukrainian woman and her child were also filmed whilst showering.

Judge Gerry Jones ordered the man to pay €10k between the three women and indicated he will impose a suspended sentence when the case is before the court again in May next.