Edgewater: man charged for covert filming of teen girls

A MAN allegedly filmed a teenage girl and her sister on multiple occasions through the bathroom window of an Edgewater home.

Police also discovered covert footage of an unknown female after seizing the 50-year-old man’s phone when they detained him on May 5.

Officers are attempting to find the unidentified victim.

Acting Senior Sergeant Stuart Fairlie said a 17-year-old girl alerted police after she saw the accused allegedly filming her in the bathroom on April 19.

“Forensic examination of a shoe left at the scene helped to identify the suspect by DNA,” he said. “Police found a mobile phone with a number of videos of naked women. Three different victims were identified.

“The victim identified herself and her sister.”

The footage dated back to December 12.

Police charged the man, of no fixed address, with 18 counts of using an optical device to record a private activity and 12 counts of trespass.

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