Wo­man filmed in shower

Waikato Times - - News -

A young Hamil­ton mother feels vi­o­lated af­ter catch­ing a man al­legedly film­ing her through the win­dow as she show­ered overnight. Po­lice are now ap­peal­ing for res­i­dents in the Sil­verdale and Hill­crest com­mu­ni­ties to re­port any sus­pi­cious peo­ple or sim­i­lar in­stances in re­cent weeks. The 23-year-old Hamil­ton wo­man was at her Beech Cres home in the sub­urb of Sil­verdale around mid­night on Fri­day when the al­leged film­ing hap­pened. Her part­ner ar­rived home af­ter work­ing the evening shift and went to bed. Af­ter putting her one-year-old son down to sleep, the wo­man went to take a shower and wash her hair. With no work­ing fan in the bath­room, the win­dow of the older style weath­er­board home was left ajar, she said. ‘‘I jumped out and was stand­ing there dry­ing my­self when I looked into the mir­ror,’’ the wo­man, still rat­tled by the in­ci­dent said. That’s when she said she spot­ted the phone glint­ing in the dark­ness out­side the win­dow. ‘‘I got re­ally star­tled. At first I thought it was my part­ner hav­ing a joke, then I re­alised it wasn’t him. ‘‘I was stand­ing there for a few sec­onds, the phone was right in front of me. I don’t know what they got.’’ She could only make out an older model pos­si­bly iPhone 4 style phone in the dark­ness with no flash. The wo­man stood there mo­men­tar­ily be­fore grab­bing a towel and hur­riedly wrap­ping it around her. ‘‘I came run­ning out, pretty much scream­ing.’’ She said her brother-in-law who lives at the home and her part­ner ran out­side to in­ves­ti­gate. The group phoned po­lice who ar­rived with a dog han­dler to search the area. Waikato po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Will Loughrin said po­lice re­sponded to a re­port of a man film­ing a wo­man at a house on Beech Cres.

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