A school principal in Pakistan, arrested for sexually abusing women and making their objectionable videos, has admitted to his crimes.

The suspect, Attaullah Khan Marwat, from Hayatabad – a modern suburb in Pakistan's Peshawar – appeared before a Peshawar lower court judicial magistrate on Thursday (20 July) and confessed that he had sexually exploited over 80 women and made at least 26 videos of the act, the Express Tribune reported.

Marwat, who is also the owner of the school, was arrested after a case was registered against him on 14 July after a student made a complaint against him. The student had alleged in the complaint that the accused had sexually abused several students and women.

He added that the principal had also made videos of them by installing secret cameras in different parts of the school.

However, Marwat has refused the allegations and insisted that he has not abused any woman or student from his school, but did confess that he was involved with other women, mostly prostitutes.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) lodged under 12 different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), the school principal had brought women from outside the school and recorded the sexual acts with hidden cameras.

The accused, over the years, had also blackmailed the women and told them that if they did not act according to what he asked them to do, he would make the videos viral, police said.

Police have sealed the school until investigations end and said that during a raid, they recovered hidden cameras, condoms, drugs, laptops, memory cards, USBs, a 9mm pistol and cannabis from the premises.