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Allan Bosomworth, Two Chefs and a Table co-owner, to be sentenced today

01/14/2015 11:56 EST | Updated 03/16/2015 05:59 EDT
Vancouver's peeping chef, Allan Bosomworth, is expected to be sentenced today for spying on staff and customers in his restaurant's washroom.

More than two years ago, a tiny camera was found inside the bathroom of the Two Chefs and A Table Restaurant, located at the time in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood.

Bosomworth was expected to be sentenced last month, but the judge reserved her decision.

His lawyer, Maegan Richards, said her client was motivated by the thrill of knowing people’s secrets, not sexual impulses.

She asked a Vancouver provincial court judge to give Bosomworth a conditional discharge.

Crown prosecutor Ellen Leno also called for a conditional discharge, but wants Bosomworth to report to a probation officer and not be allowed to possess any device used for capturing recordings or video.

One of the restaurant's co-owners discovered the camera while cleaning the washroom shared by patrons and staff of the now-closed restaurant.

Bosomworth, who was a co-owner of the restaurant, pleaded guilty earlier this year to secretly observing or recording nudity in a public place.

According to court documents, Bosomworth observed people in the washroom for four days in December 2012.

The space was the only private area in the establishment and was often used by staff as a changing room as well.

The offence carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison.

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