Canadians want to know how this could happen.
After a model turned an incongruous object into a camera in a changing room, a Toronto man faces voyeurism charges.
The woman, identified by the CBC as 20-year-old Kaitlyn Lind, sought help after finding a recording device at a sports bar in Toronto. On Tuesday, police announced the arrest of Brian Lorimer, 28, after learning what’s the contraband: a video camera inside a pen.
“I would like to emphasize that voyeurism is not okay. It violates the rights of others in a place where they have the expectation of privacy. It was simply not okay for him to do so,” Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said, according to CBC.
On his Facebook page, Lorimer identified himself as a high school soccer player and said he was from Hamilton, Ontario.
According to CBC, Lorimer worked in the sexual health and beauty industry for years. His employer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Washington Post.
At least three women have said they spotted Lorimer secretly filming them, posting the videos to various websites, CBC reported.
“It’s really terrible. He should be ashamed and think about his actions,” Lind told CTV.
We’re investigating what may be voyeurism charges against a male who recorded female victims without their knowledge in a Toronto, Ontario pub. Police are looking to talk to others who may have information about the incident. More information here: https://t.co/GqqFBOsqdU pic.twitter.com/IhLD61Ftcm — Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) April 4, 2018
Lind said she noticed something strange in the bathroom when she was doing her hair and makeup ahead of a photoshoot for the CBC. She said she “freaked out.”
“All I could think was, ‘These are private moments,’” she told CBC. “I don’t think people realize that just to get ready is the most vulnerable time in your day.”
CNN, citing Const. Steve Ryan, said this was the first such case in Toronto, although similar cases have been reported in other cities.
Lorimer faces six counts of voyeurism, including one count for taking video of a naked person.
He is expected to appear in court later this month.