Gold Coast man filmed boy under toilet door

A GOLD Coast man has admitted he filmed a seven-year-old boy under a toilet door during a child’s birthday party and has taken similar images of unsuspecting victims previously.

The Bulletin reports, the 20-year-old man pleaded guilty in the Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday to a charge of filming a person’s private parts without consent.

Court files revealed he was autistic and by his own admission “has trouble controlling sexual urges regarding children”.


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On May 3 about 8pm, the man filmed the child at a Banora Point, NSW venue, where the boy was attending a friend’s birthday party.

“He noticed a mobile phone being placed under the cubical wall. He tried to kick the phone but the person holding the phone persisted three times,” court documents state.

The boy told his family who reported the incident to police.

Original article written by Melanie Petrinec, To read it in full, head to the Gold Coast Bulletin website.