N.S. man charged with voyeurism after modified mirror discovered in building bathroom
HALIFAX -- A 55-year-old New Minas, N.S. man has been charged with voyeurism after a modified mirror was discovered in a building bathroom.
Kings District RCMP say on Jan. 21, two female tenants of Blomidon Terrace reported the discovery to them.
Police say they conducted an extensive investigation of the property and discovered that modifications were made to the mirror and wall behind it, to allow for viewing through an adjacent room.
"The accused had an opportunity to look into the bathroom through a common wall from another room," said Const. Jeff Wilson of the Kings District RCMP.
Police believe the offences took place between Jan. 11 and Jan. 24.
Al Young, 55, of New Minas has been charged with voyeurism. Young is a long-time real estate agent and property manager from New Minas, N.S.
CTV News has learned the accused was managing the building, although a tenant says they received a notice that he is no longer doing that.
Young once worked for a business in Wolfville, but the owner of that company says he had not been practising real estate since early last year. He says he was blindsided by the news.
"Al’s been taking a break from real estate since early last year and recently decided to terminate his license and that has been done," said John MacKay. "The property he managed and the management he was doing is not connected to MacKay Real Estate. That was a business he had on the side."
Young is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on April 7 and he was released with conditions to report to police once a week, to have no contact with the two women, to attend court as directed, and to stay away from an address on Blomidon Terrace.
None of the allegations have been tested in court.
Police say this was an elaborate set-up. They think at this time that it was an isolated incident but if there are any others who are concerned, they encourage them to contact police.
Anyone who feels they could be a victim, or has concerns about someone else who could be a victim, is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.