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Peeping charges at Helensburgh

police 8A WOLLONGONG City Council employee will face court next month after peep holes were detected at Helensburgh swimming pool.

Earlier this year, staff members at the public pool in Helensburgh allegedly discovered a number of holes in an adjoining wall to a female change room at the location.

Wollongong police were alerted after a man was allegedly detected peering through the holes into the women’s shower area.

Following further inquiries, police today (Tuesday), arrested and charged a 59-year-old man with five counts of peep and pry. He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday May 17.

In a statement a Wollongong Council spokesperson said concerns were raised initially regarding a potential breach of the Code of Conduct by its staff at Helensburgh Pool.

“Council immediately investigated the matter,” the spokesperson said.

“As a result the staff member’s employment with Council was terminated and the matter reported to NSW Police and the Ombudsman.

“As this is a police matter, Council will not be providing further comment on the matter.”

 

 

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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One thought on “Peeping charges at Helensburgh

  1. I want to know who it is please and will this be put in the local paper so the ladies and gentlemen of Helensburgh and surrounding areas know about it. So they can take action

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    Posted by Deborah | April 20, 2016, 8:02 am

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