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Doctor fined for filming men in shower

AAP logoAAP 7/01/2017 Evan Schwarten

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A trainee heart surgeon has been busted filming men showering in the public bathrooms at Brisbane's popular South Bank parklands.

Duy Tran Le, 26, a German national, was fined $800 after pleading guilty in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday to seven counts of recording in breach of privacy.

The court heard Le had been in Australia for a month to celebrate his recent graduation from medical school when he filmed the naked men on Friday.

Le filmed seven men in the space of three hours by holding his iPhone over the wall of the neighbouring cubicle.

None of the men realised they were being filmed but his behaviour drew the attention of South Bank security, who contacted police.

Le was arrested and police found video of the men on his phone.

Acting Magistrate Jason Schubert described his actions as "disgusting".

"The offences are disgusting offences, involving a serious breach of the privacy of other adult males," he said.

"I can only assume the offending was for sexual gratification purposes."

Le's lawyer Kate MacArthur said her client had been accepted into a cardiology unit in Germany and would fly home on January 12.

"He has a very promising career ahead of him," she said

She said her client was ashamed of his actions but asked that a conviction not be recorded against him because it could jeopardise his career and ability to travel.

Mr Schubert fined Le $800 and did not record a conviction.

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