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’s changing room.
Staff at the pool in Wollongong’s northern suburbs allegedly discovered a number of holes in the wall that overlooked the women’s showers, police said.
The pool, on Walker Street, is operated by Wollongong City Council, and it will 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 Council said 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 council would 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 wall have since been closed up, a NSW Police spokeswoman said.
The former pool employee was granted conditional police bail and is due to appear in court on May 17. */]]>
This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.