Jail for man who placed spy camera in mother-in-law's bathroom

Video camera (QMI Agency Files)

Video camera (QMI Agency Files)

Dean Pritchard, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 6:15 PM ET

A Manitoba man arrested after he set up a spy camera in his mother-in-law's bathroom and captured several family members in states of undress has been sentenced to one year in jail.

The 29-year-old truck driver pleaded guilty to one count each of voyeurism and production of child pornography.

Court heard border officials arrested the man in Jan. 14, 2013, after he was caught coming into Saskatchewan with a laptop computer containing images of bestiality and what appeared to be surreptitiously recorded videos.

The man purchased the pen camera on eBay and out of "curiosity" placed it in the bathroom of his mother-in-law's south central Manitoba home in October 2012, court was told.

Over the course of one day, the camera recorded video of his wife, mother-in-law, and two teenage sisters-in-law in various states of undress.

"This was not sophisticated or particularly well-thought out," said defence lawyer Kathy Bueti.


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