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Man accused of recording video in Leduc change room

RCMP have charged a 26-year-old Leduc man with voyeurism.
RCMP have charged a 26-year-old Leduc man with voyeurism. File/Global News

EDMONTON – Leduc RCMP have charged a 26-year-old man after a woman noticed someone recording her in a Leduc recreation centre change room.

RCMP were called by staff at the Leduc Recreation Centre the evening of Thursday, Jan. 8.

Officers say the woman noticed someone holding a cellphone under her change room stall and appeared to be recording her while she was changing. Police say she confronted the accused and then alerted the facility staff, who called police.

RCMP say the accused was a man dressed in women’s clothing. He admitted to the officer that he was actually a man.

“A person has a reasonable expectation of privacy when changing,” says Cst. Julian Celms.

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“You are responsible for any type of recording you make with a portable recording devices, and to ensure you are respecting people’s privacy.”

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Xingchen Liu, 26, of Leduc, has been charged with Voyeurism and Disguise With Intent under the criminal code. He was released on $2,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Jan. 15, 2015.

The conditions placed on him include: not to possess any handheld visual recording devices, not to go to any public change room or the Leduc Recreation Centre.