Australia - A multi-millionaire Sydney landlord will face sentencing next month after pleading guilty to charges relating to secretly filming his tenants without consent to obtain sexual arousal.
Masaaki Imaeda, 66, installed hidden cameras into his rental properties so he could spy on tenants having sex or undressing...
After finding a warning about Imaeda and his spy cameras on a Japanese website, a husband and wife who rented a bedroom from him found a camera in their bedroom light fitting.
The young couple called police, who found multiple other hidden cameras inside the house...
He faces up to two years in prison. more
UK - A Starbucks customer in London was left “shocked and disgusted”* after finding a hidden camera above a toilet in a branch of the coffee shop.
Ricci Arcari, 33, was at the Starbucks in Vauxhall when he spotted the device hidden in an air vent directly above the unisex toilet.
He told The Independent: “I go in [to the store] regularly. I ordered my drink and while I was waiting I popped in to use the toilet.
“I was standing using the toilet when I noticed a little glint Iike the way glass reflects.
“I stood on top of the toilet seat to get a better look and realised it was a webcam or some other kind of recording device.”
Mr Arcari, who used to work for Starbucks himself, said he ran out of the toilet, asked to speak to the store manager and showed him the camera.
The manager seemed “pretty shocked” and reportedly said “Oh God, that’s not good".
The device was immediately taken down and placed in a bag to be passed to police. more
* May also be applied to the dirty air vent grill.