Alleged peeping tom accused of filming guest with hidden cameras
A Dutch backpacker spent a night with sheets over his head desperately contacting family, after allegedly discovering a network of hidden cameras being used to spy on him.
Maron de Rooij had begun working at Animal Ark Transport, in the Glass House Mountains, and his placement included free, on-site accommodation, where he claims he found several cameras hidden in his bed, shelves, clock and shower.
Mr de Rooij filmed his discovery and posted the video online to warn other backpackers.
He told 9News he still had to stay the night, with nowhere else to go as he waited for police to arrive the next morning.
“The only thing I could do was stick in there and wait it out until the cops came,” he said.
“I just hid under my blanket and started texting my Dutch cousin who is living here as well, and she called the cops for me.”
His employer Conrad Cosgrove, 44, has since been charged by police, after officers searched the room and a computer.
Mr Cosgrove refused to speak to 9News, but a friend - who also lives on the property where Mr Cosgrove rents space for his business - claimed there were only three cameras operating on the outside of the building.
Mr Cosgrove will front court next week.
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