A Toronto man faces voyeurism charges after a model alleged he secretly recorded her in a changing room, Canadian police said Friday.
The 23-year-old woman told police she found a cellphone in a changing room where she was changing clothes on a March 9 trip to an underwear store, Toronto police said in a statement.
The woman saw the phone “was recording her having her backside touched in a strange place,” the statement said.
“She put her clothes back on, went to her car and brought the cellphone and video to police. Police confirmed they found recorded video of her buttocks,” the statement said.
Detectives launched an investigation and identified the suspect as Oliver Lashuan Bacchus, 26, of Toronto.
Bacchus was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of voyeurism. He appeared in court Monday and was released on bail of $100,000 Cdn, or about $82,000 USD.
Bacchus did not speak to reporters as he left court Thursday.
“It could have been much worse,” said Det. Bruce Rollerson of the voyeurism unit. “When you see something like this in your backyard, you’re like, ‘Oh my god.’ It could have been someone who I know. But thankfully, this person didn’t know our victim.”
Rollerson said police aren’t releasing the complainant’s name because “she’s a young, pretty model.”