A BRITISH holidaymaker who used his iPod to film a woman undressing, using the toilet then showering “just wanted to see her naked”.
Tristan Francis Alain Maubec, 24, admitted to filming the naked 23-year-old Belgian backpacker in a uni-sex bathroom at a Magnetic Island hostel, off the Queensland coast, on November 7, the Townsville Bulletin reports
He pleaded guilty in the Townsville Magistrates Court to one count of observations or recordings in breach of privacy and was sentenced to one month in jail, suspended for two months.
Defense lawyer Ron Hinds argued his client, who has a degree in zoology and served in the UK army, was very remorseful for his lapse in judgment.
Maubec filmed the woman on his iPod, leaving it in the bathroom on the pretense he was charging the device, but after showering the victim became suspicious when she saw it was standing upright.
Maubec, who will be in Australia until his visa expires in January 2011, told police he only wanted to “see the woman naked” and claimed he would have deleted the clip after watching it.