BC man facing 18 charges after hidden camera was found in winery washroom

Nov 15 2019, 10:51 am

A Kelowna man who was arrested after a hidden camera was found inside a washroom at a winery this past summer is now facing numerous charges in connection with the case.

The investigation began in late August, when RCMP received a report of a possible voyeurism offence after a witness located what they believed to be a small camera hidden in the staff washroom at the Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

A man who was employed by the business was arrested in connection with the investigation, and this week Kelowna RCMP said 43-year-old Ian Michael Leighton is now facing 18 charges in connection with the case.

The charges include the following:

  • 13 charges of Voyeurism
  • 1 charge of Obstruction of Justice
  • 3 charges of Making of Child Pornography
  • 1 charge of Possession of Child Pornography

“The investigation was led by the Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section,” said Kelowna RCMP Const. Solana Paré. “The investigators continue to support the victims involved, and will aid in supporting the prosecution as the investigation now transitions to the judicial process.”