6 Jan 2015

Secret recordings lead to charge

4:29 pm on 6 January 2015

A man has been accused of filming a young girl showering at a Waikato camping ground, and the police say others may also have been videod.

The man, who is 42, was arrested on Saturday after an incident at the pool area of Te Aroha Holiday Park.

Police said the girl called out to a family member and the man ran off.

Detective Chris Smith said the man had been at the park since last June, so there could be similar cases and they wanted to hear if anyone had concerns.

"At this point of time it appears to be a one-off incident, however because of the length of time that this person has been in residence at the holiday park, we just want to make sure that there hasn't been any other offending or any other incidents that should have been brought to our attention or to the attention of the management of the park."

Mr Smith said the police wanted to know about any concerning behaviour at the park.

The man's tenancy at the grounds has since been terminated and he has been trespassed from the property.

He is due to appear in the Hamilton District Court tomorrow charged with making an intimate visual recording.