Man imprisoned for filming people in Okanagan winery bathroom

A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to seven months in prison for placing hidden cameras in an Okanagan winery bathroom and secretly filming people.

As reported by Global News, Ian Leighton placed two hidden cameras in the staff washroom at organic and biodynamic wine specialist Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Canada’s Okanagan Valley.

The cameras were left in the bathroom for two months, with Leighton secretly recording at least 13 people, two of whom were under the age of 18.

When a winery employee spotted one of the hidden cameras in a baseboard heater, it was confiscated by a manager. Leighton then stole the SD card while the camera was left unattended at the bar.

His misdemeanour was found out when winery staff reviewed surveillance footage that showed Leighton taking the SD card from the camera.

Police arrested and searched Leighton, who admitted that he had two SD cards in his shoe. A second spy cam was later found in the rest room.

Leighton pleaded guilty to two counts of secretly observing or recording nudity in a public place and one count of trying to obstruct justice.

His seven-month prison sentence will be followed by a two-year probation period. According to Global News, following the incident, Summerhill Winery has since modified its bathroom and offered staff members that were caught on camera counselling.

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