A Toronto man has been charged with voyeurism after a young woman allegedly found a digital camera and recording device under her change table, according to a report.
CBC reports, 22-year-old Edward Walton was charged with one count of voyeurism on Wednesday after a 24-year-old model who was working at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto found the device hidden under her change table.
The model reported the discovery to hotel staff, who confronted Walton and reportedly found he had “hidden” three cameras in the hotel, all of which were used to film rooms without their owners’ knowledge.
The alleged incident took place last May, when Walton was on a business trip to the Toronto area. It is unclear where in Toronto he was staying at the time.
Hotel manager Neda Zeyoutoun said the woman works in the film and television industry and was working in the hotel’s studios.
According to one local Toronto news station, the 23-second clip found on the camera reportedly had nudity. The footage was believed to have been recorded between February and August of this year.
The hotel’s management and employees said they were both “shocked and disappointed” by the allegations.
“On behalf of Toronto’s Royal York Hotel, I want to publicly apologize to our guests and co-workers affected by this completely unacceptable incident. We are working diligently to ensure this never happens again,” said Sherry Zubari, the hotel’s general manager.
A spokeswoman for the hotel said workers have been retrained and more surveillance is being added to the hotel.
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