A man used a camera hidden in a rucksack to film up the skirts of women as they shopped at Tesco and in a shopping centre.
Craig Forbes hid a camera in his rucksack before walking close to women as they pushed their trolleys in the Tesco Extra store in Dundee's South Road.
Police seized his computer after that incident and a subsequent analysis found a string of pictures taken in the supermarket.
Fiscal depute Lisa Welsh told Dundee Sheriff Court: "The camera was hidden inside his rucksack with the lens pointing upwards allowing him to take covert videos. The camera was analysed by Tayside Police and they found video files taken of females' legs and underwear."
Forbes, 37, of Balgarthno Terrace, Dundee, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to record pictures of the underwear of unknown women with a digital camera concealed in a rucksack at Tesco in South Road, Dundee between January 1 and August 5 last year.
He further admitted concealing a video camera in his rucksack and recording men and women carrying out private acts between October 6, 2010 and April 23, 2011.
Mike Short, defending, said: "The background reports today are very positive."
Sheriff George Way placed him on a community payback order on Thursday, told him to carry out 200 hours of community service, and placed him on the sex offenders register for five years.
Passing sentence, he said: "I intend to follow the report's recommendation for supervision and treatment."
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