Man who filmed people in loos flees court


A man who secretly filmed people in public toilets in Sydney changed his clothes in what appeared to be a bid to avoid attention after appearing before a magistrate on a string of charges.

Benjamin Moorhouse appeared at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday accused of placing secret cameras under the sinks of toilets at Parramatta and North Sydney train stations and Westfield Parramatta shopping centre.

His lawyer indicated the 40-year-old would plead guilty to all charges.

They include filming a person in a private act for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification, installing a device to film people without consent, and engaging in a private act without the consent of victims.

Almost 100 people were filmed at a Parramatta train station toilet between February 13 and 14, and another 23 were filmed on the morning of February 10 at North Sydney station, according to court documents.

About 100 were filmed in a Westfield Parramatta disabled toilet between March 17 and 20.

The victims included a boy and a girl.

Moorhouse wore a suit when he appeared before the magistrate but changed into a hooded jumper, jeans and sunglasses when he later fled the court complex.

His next court date is May 31.