Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Man 'Spied on Nurses'; Gardener Allegedly Disguised Camera as Fire Alarm

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Man 'Spied on Nurses'; Gardener Allegedly Disguised Camera as Fire Alarm

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Byline: Molly Glassey

A SOUTHERN Downs man who allegedly filmed up to 25 nurses while they showered, did so using a camera disguised as a fire alarm, according to police.

It is alleged Peter Daniel McLellan hid the single camera in the Stanthorpe Hospital nurses' quarters, placing it above different cubicles using velcro dots.

The 42-year-old was working as a gardener at the hospital when he allegedly purchased the camera from eBay on November 10 last year.

In March, a cleaner at the hospital discovered the hidden device, as well as a number of velcro patches placed above different shower cubicles in the nurses' quarters.

Queensland Health told police up to 25 staff, mostly female, lived in the quarters during the time of the alleged filming.

Police believed the Fletcher man used the hidden camera with a remote control, and recordings were stored on a 16gb SD card.

McLellan allegedly moved the camera between different spots from February 1 to March 11 this year. …

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