An employee at Helensburgh Pool has been sacked after police allege he was caught spying on women through peep holes in the walls of the public pool’schanging room.
Staff at thepool in Wollongong’s northern suburbsallegedlydiscovered anumber of holes in the wallthat overlookedthe women’s showers, police said.
The pool, on Walker Street,is operated by Wollongong City Council, and itwill be alleged in court that a 59-year-old male staff member had been peering through the holes into the changing room.
The man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, and was charged with five counts of peep and pry.
Wollongong City Councilsaid in a statement that concerns were initially raised with the council about a staff member potentially breaching the council’s code of conduct at the pool.
“Council immediately investigated the matter.As a result, the staff member’s employment with council was terminated and the matter reported to NSW Police and the Ombudsman,” the statement said.
The councilwould not say how long the staff member is alleged to have spied on women in the changing room.
“As this is a police matter, council will not be providing further comment on the matter,” the council said.
The holes in the changing room wallhave since been closed up, a NSW Police spokeswoman said.
The former pool employee was granted conditional police bail and is due to appear in courton May 17.
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