March 15, 2016 8:20 am
Updated: March 15, 2016 8:29 am

Man accused of secretly recording men in BCIT washroom due in court

A BCIT student is facing charges after allegedly recording people in the washroom.

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The man accused of secretly recording men using the washroom at BCIT is set to appear in court this morning.

Twenty-three-year-old Chieh-Sen Yang is facing one count of secretly observing or recording nudity in a private place after allegedly using a mirror and cell phone to record people in the washroom.

The case caused a storm at BCIT and the school was criticized for how it handled the case.

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Some students wondered why they did not learn about the peeping tom suspect in Nov. 2015, when the crime allegedly happened.

“We did communicate with the community last night from our president’s office, to ensure that they’re aware that moving forward, we will ensure they’re communicated [with] in a timely fashion,” said Kelly Friday, the school’s media relations manager, in an interview with BCIT Magazine.

However, Global News spoke with multiple students in early February who were still not aware of the incident.

Burnaby RCMP does have a message it wants everyone at BCIT to hear. “We believe that there are potentially more victims…it’s important for us to appeal to the public that if somebody believes that they may have been filmed in such a way that they come forward,” Cpl. Daniela Panesar said.

Anyone who has more information or who may have been victimized can contact Burnaby RCMP Cst. Clint Paisley at 604-656-3245.

-With files from Jon Azpiri

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