Creepy stepfather hides a secret camera in the bedroom of his teenage stepdaughter – but claims he just made sure she didn't take selfies
- Stepfather convicted of filming the partner's daughter in the Sunshine Coast home
- The girl was Face Timing a friend in her bedroom when she saw a glow
- She found a telephone in her closet and stepfather spoke to her privately
- He claimed he had taught her a lesson about taking selfies
A man hiding a secret camera in his stepdaughter's room claimed that he was just trying to teach her a lesson about taking selfies.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in violation of privacy, but denied that the act was sexually committed on Wednesday at Maroochydore Magistrates Court, in the Sunshine Coast.
The court heard that the girl FaceTiming had her girlfriend in her bedroom before she saw a glowing light coming out of her closet in February, Sunshine Coast Daily reported.
A man hiding a secret camera in his stepdaughter's room claimed that he was just trying to teach her a lesson about taking selfies (stock image)
She found a box with a hole in the side and a cell phone that could be inserted.
Prosecutor David Bradley said the stepfather asked if he could take scissors out of the cupboard and pick up the phone.
He moved the girl into a room to talk to her privately and beyond her 19-year-old brother's hearing.
& # 39; I'm sorry for what I did, you're a smart girl, I know it's scary, I've never done it before … don't tell anyone, don't tell Mom, & # 39; said the man.
The court heard the man claiming to teach the girl a lesson about taking selfies, but the prosecutor rejected the claim and said that none of the girls' biological parents was aware of such a plan.
Magistrate Paul Byrne also labeled the claim as & # 39; fictional & # 39; and & # 39; unthinkable & # 39 ;.
In a victim statement in court, the girl said she had developed problems of trust and no longer felt safe at home.
The man was sentenced to six months' imprisonment to stay operational for two years after being suspended for the 26 days he was already in custody.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in violation of privacy, but denied that the act was sexually committed on Wednesday at Maroochydore Magistrates Court, in the Sunshine Coast (stock image)
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