Former B.C. grocery store manager facing 30 voyeurism charges

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A former Red Barn assistant manager who allegedly video-recorded employees using the washroom is facing 30 voyeurism charges involving nine young women.

Matthew Charles Schwabe is charged with voyeurism, publication of intimate images without consent, indecent act, child pornography and theft under $5,000. The alleged offences took place over a four-year period beginning in 2009.

Saanich police began an investigation in January 2016 after receiving a complaint from a young woman who found explicit photographs of herself posted online.

“It has been a long, complicated and detailed investigation that has and continues to impact many people,” said Saanich police Sgt. Julie Fast.

“The strength and patience of the nine young women is commendable and we are very pleased to be at this point of charge approval.”