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Peeping tom camera found in girls' showers

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09:07 CEST+02:00
A tiny spy camera disguised as a towel rack was discovered in a women's shower room in western Sweden. Officials say video from the hidden device was ”for sexual purposes.”

Girls have been filmed showering at the Bergdalens IK sports clubhouse in Borås and police believe that video taken was used for sexual purposes.

”We do not know how long it lasted nor how many have been filmed,” Borås police investigator Sture Thorstensson told local newspaper Borås Tidning (BT).

The incognito camera, a type of spy camera that can be ordered online, was discovered Tuesday evening after a junior male training session. Men use the women's shower room when ladies are off from their training.

The lens was disguised as a towel rack that looked as if it were about to fall off and hung about one metre above the ground recording both video and audio footage.

Bergdalens IK immediately filed a police report and handed over the camera and its memory cards for forensic examination.

”The camera has been running now and then and has filmed the girls. It is too early to comment on the scope,” Thorstensson told BT.

With the club's assistance, authorities will work to ”carefully and considerately” identify the females in the videos by showing only facial images of those affected to a very limited number of people at the club.

The shower room is primarily used by females ranging from 6-years-old up to adults.

Management at Bergdalens IK clubhouse have promised transparency during the investigation and will keep members up to date on the investigation via their website.

With no current suspects, the Borås police assume the possible motive was filming for sexual purposes and are working to trace the tracks and find who was sitting behind the camera.

Criminal charges could include sexual assault, sexual harassment and violation of the video surveillance law.

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