Cleaner filmed boy, 10, in pool change rooms

A Launceston Aquatic cleaner recorded a young boy getting changed in a cubicle the Launceston Magistrates Court has heard. 

Simon Patrick Harvey, 36, of Mayfield, pleaded guilty this morning to one count of making a video recording in breach of privacy.

Police prosecutor Konrad Plachta said Harvey positioned a mobile phone under the cubicle and filmed a 10-year-old boy getting changed.

The boy saw the phone and left the cubicle reporting the incident to his mother. 

In an interview with police, Harvey said he thought a woman was in the cubicle.

He stopped filming and deleted the recording when he realised it was a child. 

Mr Plachta did not oppose Magistrate Simon Brown sentencing Harvey on the belief that he intended to film a woman.

The matter was adjourned to June 27. 

Launceston City Council, which operates the centre, issued a statement saying Harvey no longer worked for the contractor that cleaned the facility. 

 "The individual in question was employed by the Launceston Aquatic contractor for a total of less than six weeks,'' council general Robert Dobrzynsk said.

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