Judge reserves decision at Halifax cop’s voyeurism trial
The judge overseeing a case involving a Halifax Regional Police officer charged with voyeurism has reserved his decision to January.
Const. George Farmer faces charges of voyeurism, trespassing by night and breach of trust in connection with incidents at the Esquire Motel along the Bedford Highway between Nov. 23 and Dec. 3 2017.
Farmer allegedly peeped in the windows of the motel several times while on duty. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
In Halifax provincial court on Friday, Judge Chris Manning said he will deliver his decision to the court on Jan. 18, 2019.
The Crown alleges Farmer had gone to the motel several times during his night shifts and looked in the windows of rooms that had guests inside. At the time, police said the matter “is believed to have compromised the privacy of multiple victims.”
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In November, Farmer admitted that he had looked into the windows while on duty but that he did it because of the “reputation the motel has for prostitution, drugs and missing children.”
“I was there for safety and to ensure that no one was being assaulted,” Farmer testified.
Farmer, who has 11 years of service with Halifax Regional Police, has been on paid leave since his arrest.
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