A Vancouver restaurant owner who set up a hidden camera in the co-ed bathroom to peep on his patrons and employees, will not face any jail time.
Allan Bosomworth entered a surprise guilty plea for the offence when he appeared in court in September. Bosomworth was the co-owner of the now-closed restaurant, Two Chefs and a Table. He was accused of setting up the camera in the bathroom, used by patrons and staff, to film them during the busy holiday season from Dec. 14 to 18, 2012.
The bathroom was also an area where staff would routinely change in and out of their uniforms.
The co-owner of the restaurant discovered the small camera and Bosomworth was charged with one count of secretly observing nudity in a private place.
Defense lawyer Maegan Richards has asked the Vancouver provincial court judge to impose a conditional discharge for Bosomworth. Crown lawyer Ellen Leno has asked for a one-year suspended sentence and eight conditions, including banning Bosomworth from possessing any devices that can be used for recording or video.
Bosomworth will be back in court for sentencing on Jan. 14.
– With files from The Canadian Press
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