Man accused of installing hidden camera in housemate's bedroom

A Sydney man has been arrested for allegedly filming two housemates in their bedroom, without their consent.

The 24-year-old man who was living in an apartment in Burwood, in Sydney’s inner west, with a woman and two others.

On Tuesday, the woman who lives in the apartment alerted police after a camera concealed in a smoke detector in her bedroom was allegedly found.

A man was arrested for allegedly hiding cameras in smoke detectors in his housemates bedroom. Source: Getty

“Officers attached to Burwood Police Area Command commenced an investigation and executed a crime scene warrant at the apartment on Wilga Street yesterday,” NSW Police said in a statement.

It was then the 24-year-old man was arrested by police and taken to the station.

“Police will allege the man, who shared an apartment with the woman and two others, installed the camera in the smoke detector,” the police statement said.

“He was charged with install/use etc device record conversation not party to and film person in private act without consent.”

The man from Sydney's inner west was arrested and taken to Burwood Police Station. Source: Google Maps

The man is expected to appear at Burwood Local Court on March 3.

While it is legal under NSW law to instal security cameras within your home, it is illegal to have them installed in bedrooms or bathrooms without consent of the person, or persons being filmed, according to Stacks Law.

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