Man sets up spy cameras to record ex in shower
A man charged with possessing child exploitation material secretly set up spy cameras in a bathroom and filmed his ex-partner in the shower.
Police uncovered Kalm John Phillip Duncan's dark secret when they found he had seven videos of his ex partner undressing and showering.
Officers raided the 44-year-old's Boreen Point home in December 2018 on other matters when they came across the material.
Police prosecutor Mark Burrell said computer equipment was seized.
"In April 2019, they (police) located seven video files which had been generated by a spy camera pervertedly stored in the bathroom," Senior Constable Burrell said.
"The videos showed a female person undressing and showering and then redressing."
The court heard the woman was identified as Duncan's ex-partner and the videos were filmed on unknown dates between March 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.
The victim told police she had never given Mr Duncan permission to film her in the bathroom.
The court heard the recordings were found as part of an investigation that resulted in Mr Duncan facing child porn charges.
He is due to face Maroochydore District Court on those charges in January next year.
He is yet to enter any pleas.
The court heard police also found marijuana, marijuana plants and a flick knife in their search.
"When questioned, the defendant stated his wife used it to treat epilepsy," Sen-Const Burrell said.
The court heard the marijuana plants were 40cm in height.
Duncan pleaded guilty in Caloundra Magistrates Court on Wednesday to multiple charges, including visually recording another person without their consent as well as possessing and producing dangerous drugs.
He had no criminal history.
Duncan's barrister Nathan Turner asked for no conviction to be recorded as it could affect Duncan's future employment.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist fined him $1200.
He said he wouldn't record a conviction.
"It doesn't make it invisible on your now criminal history," he said.