An Adelaide children’s content creator has pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court to covertly filming women in their own homes, as well as possessing child abuse material.

Key points:

  • Luke Spencer Tregloan pleaded guilty to three charges
  • Police allege he had 50 images and videos of child exploitation material on his phone
  • He launched an educational children’s app in 2019, prior to his arrest

Luke Spencer Tregloan, 45, was arrested in July last year, with police alleging he had been uploading and sharing “abhorrent content” to an online platform, using a “female persona online to conceal his identity.”

He was charged with possessing or controlling child abuse material, using a carriage service to access child abuse material, and indecent filming.

Today, he pleaded guilty to all three charges, including filming seven different women in various states of undress.

It is alleged Tregloan filmed the videos through the windows of five separate homes within 1 kilometre of his residence.

Accused paedophile and peeping Tom Luke Spencer Tregloan, 45, of Adelaide, with his puppet called Hip Hop Kangaroo.(Supplied: Lupa Entertainment)

At the time of his arrest, SA Police said they found 15 video files of the women on his phone, including one who was 17 years old.

The videos were allegedly recorded between July 2018 and April 2019

The court had previously heard there were also more than 50 separate images and videos of child exploitation material located on his mobile phone, with police alleging the girls were aged between 10 and 13

In 2019, the video producer designed and launched the educational children’s app Hip Hop Kangaroo and Friends, which features scenes filmed at South Australian locations.

Tregloan will continue to reside with his parents under strict bail conditions and will next face court in April.


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