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Guilty pleas in Kelowna winery hidden camera case

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A Kelowna man pleaded guilty to three charges on Thursday, including two counts of secretly observing or recording nudity in a private place – Mar 12, 2020

A Kelowna man pleaded guilty to three charges on Thursday, including two counts of secretly observing or recording nudity in a private place.

Ian Leighton was charged after a hidden camera was found in a staff washroom of Summerhill Winery last summer.

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The former winery employee, who was fired by the business, also plead guilty to attempting to obstruct justice.

He was originally charged with more than a dozen counts, however, those charges were stayed on Thursday.

The case will now move on to sentencing on the three charges to which he pleaded guilty.

READ MORE: Charges approved against man accused of hiding camera in Summerhill Winery staff washroom

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The case is scheduled to return to court on May 21.

On that date the court is expected to receive a pre-sentence report that will include a psychological component.

–With files from Sean Boynton, Danny Seymour, Darrian Matassa-Fung, Doris Bregolisse