AN officer of the National Police faces a possible three-year prison sentence for the alleged secret filming of his female colleagues in the locker room of a police station in Spain.
The police station in question is in Madrid and the case will come before the provincial court next Tuesday.
Officer Pedro CG has been accused of crimes against privacy, crimes the prosecution claim merit three years in prison.
It is alleged the police officer placed a secret video camera, hooked up to a USB stick in the locker room of the police station where he was stationed during 2015.
Reports suggest the alleged camera had a built-in motion sensor that caused the device only to record when somebody entered the locker room.
The device was allegedly strategically placed between two bags, overlooking the female locker room from the top of the lockers.
This case comes as the third of its nature in Spain this year after two separate cases have gone to trial involving members of law enforcement and the alleged planting of secret cameras in the workplace.
Last year, the former head of Traffic Police in Zaragoza was sentenced to four years in prison after the court heard he had captured 5,000 photographs and 200 videos from a secret camera under a desk, designed to take ‘under the skirt’ images of female colleagues as after they were called in for meetings.