Man charged with filming children in Gold Coast shopping centre toilets

A man’s been charged with filming children in shopping centre toilets on the Gold Coast.

The 27-year-old Southport man was arrested yesterday after a 15-year-old boy noticed he was being filmed whilst in the restroom at a Biggera Waters shopping centre.

Police say the man, who worked for a business within the centre, followed the teenage customer into the public toilet.


The youngster told his father, who then located the man and detained him until police arrived.

Once taken into custody, police allegedly uncovered an additional video of two children on the man’s phone, believed to have been filmed in the toilets of a restroom at a Southport shopping centre on June 26.

The man has since been charged with indecent treatment of a child under 16, possessing child exploitation material, making child exploitation material and observations or recordings in breach of privacy.

He was due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

Police say investigations are continuing