02/04/2015 01:49 EST | Updated 04/06/2015 05:59 EDT

Former UBC Prof Sentenced For Secretly Recording People In Change Room

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RICHMOND, B.C. - A former University of B.C. professor has been handed probation for secretly recording study participants in a change room.

James Rupert pleaded guilty to voyeurism and apologized in provincial court.

The 56-year-old was accused of watching people while they changed clothes for a kinesiology study involving human movement.

A judge has given him a suspended sentence of 15 months’ probation and 80 hours of community service.

Rupert has also been ordered to have no contact with his victims, and not use recording devices.

He offered to pay $1,100 in counselling costs for one of the study participants and has been ordered to get counselling himself. (CKNW)