Landlord allegedly used hidden cameras to film naked tenant

A man who rented out his downtown condo allegedly equipped it with hidden cameras, secretly filmed a female tenant while she was naked and posted video online, police say.

Man charged with voyeurism also worked at the CBC

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Toronto police have charged a man with hiding cameras in his downtown condo and using them to secretly film a female tenant while she was naked and showering. 2:40

A man who rented out his downtown condo allegedly equipped it with hidden cameras, secretly filmed a female tenant while she was naked and posted video online, police say.

David Sealy is accused of filming an unsuspecting woman in the shower and posting that video online, where a friend of the victim found it on a pornography site. The 56-year-old had allegedly hidden cameras similar to this one throughout his Richmond and Spadina Avenue condo. Police say there may be more victims.

He was charged with voyeurism, mischief, and defamatory libel.

Police say Sealy has been renting out a room in his place for years by advertising on sites like Craigslist or Kijiji. They say they found more than 100 separate videos of women naked in different rooms of the condo.

The accused was granted bail on Monday in court.

Sealy works in an off-air role at the CBC, as an associate director in the sports division. The network issued a statement.

"CBC is aware of the charges against David Sealy and while we don't comment on confidential matters concerning our employees, given the serious nature of these charges, we will be conducting a thorough internal review," it read.

Police say the video that led them to Sealy's place was taken of a woman in her 30s who rented from him for a few months last year.  They suspect based on the videos they seized that other women were also filmed without their knowledge.

Police are asking anyone who rented from Sealy to contact the detectives at 14 Division. They also say the sex crimes unit is involved.

With a report from the CBC's Stephanie Matteis