A long-time CBC employee is facing four charges of voyeurism after police found hidden cameras in his Toronto apartment, allegedly used to take photographs and videos of guests without their consent.
Ian Campbell, 61, was charged after Toronto Police searched his home near George Street and The Esplanade. In addition to hidden cameras, police found a “massive amount of information” on computers and hard drives, according to Constable David Hopkinson.
Mr. Campbell is an associate director in the CBC’s documentary unit in Toronto and has been an employee since 1979, according to Chuck Thompson, head of media relations for the corporation.
“We are aware of the charges, take them very seriously and are taking the appropriate steps to deal with the situation from an internal perspective,” Mr. Thompson said.
Police were alerted by two people who knew Mr. Campbell and were invited to stay at his home while he was out of town. During their stay, they found hidden cameras in bedrooms and washrooms of the apartment, Constable Hopkinson said.
Police believe that there may be more victims and are asking people who have stayed at Mr. Campbell’s home to contact police.
Last October, another CBC associate director was charged with voyeurism, mischief and defamatory libel.
Police alleged that David Sealy, who was 56, secretly videotaped a woman renting a room in his Toronto home and posted a video, showing her naked, on the Internet.
Mr. Thompson said Mr. Sealy, who worked in the sports division, is “no longer with the CBC.” He said an internal review prompted by Mr. Sealy’s charges has concluded, but he declined to give details about the findings.