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Calgary pool worker accused of filming co-workers in locker room

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SHAWN LOGAN | QMI AGENCY

CALGARY - Cops have seized images and video of female workers changing at a southwest Calgary public pool, and investigators can't rule out whether the man accused of the surreptitious filming is responsible for more.

Police were called to Canyon Meadows Aquatic and Fitness Centre on Nov. 30 after an employee discovered a pair of digital storage devices in the facility's parking lot, containing both photos and video of four female staff members disrobing in a staff-only locker room.

Police arrested a 60-year-old employee of the recreation centre Monday on four voyeurism charges in connection with the images.

Staff Sgt. Craig Skelton said while investigators are fairly confident no images of public users of the pool were taken, computer and digital storage equipment seized from the accused's house must still be examined.

Skelton said after the discovery, police and the city's recreation department searched every facility for other hidden devices.

Only one camera was found - "a very simple set up," Skelton said - in the Canyon Meadows facility's staff locker room.

City officials refused to answer questions about the investigation Tuesday, providing only a statement from Heather Bruce, manager of recreation.

"Based on the sweep, there is no indication other city aquatic sites were compromised or that public privacy was breached," Bruce said.

She said an internal investigation has been launched and it appears the accused lost the discovered data storage devices in the parking lot.

Police believe the images were all taken last month.

Donald Robertshaw, of Calgary, was released after his arrest and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

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