Greek Australian Voyeur Convicted

voyeurA Greek Australian voyeur who used a mirror and mobile phone to film women in public bathrooms has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service.

Apostolos Kipouros, 19, was caught at the Woden Westfield shopping centre in Canberra earlier this year. A woman noticed a mirror and phone coming out from under the cubicle wall. She screamed, ran off and informed security, who subsequently found Kipouros still in his cubicle. He had a black hood pulled over his head and a phone and tablet with him.

Kipouros told police that he was filming women to impress his friends. He also claimed that he had filmed several women in Greece before coming to Australia. After examining his phone, the police found a collection of videos.

Prosecutor Phoebe Burgoyne-Scutts characterized Kipouros’s conduct as “alarming behaviour to say the least.”

Paul Edmonds, Kipouros’s lawyer, stated that his client recognized the gravity of his crimes and acknowledged the need for mental counseling. Edmonds said that the young man had no criminal history, a supportive family, was a good student, employed, and had no drug, alcohol, or mental health problems.