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No jail time for peeper

A former Vancouver restaurant owner has been handed a suspended sentence for secretly recording patrons and staff who used the washroom.

A B.C. provincial court judge has also sentenced Allan Bosomworth to serve 12 months probation, required him to give a DNA sample, and ordered that he not possess any devices that take video or photos.

His lawyer told a sentencing hearing in December that Bosomworth secretly recorded people in the washroom at the Two Chefs and a Table Restaurant more for the thrill of knowing their secrets than anything sexual.

At his sentencing today, Judge Harbans Dhillon said she believed Bosomworth was compelled by sexual impulses, but that he also felt true remorse for his actions.

Bosomworth pleaded guilty last September to one count of secretly observing nudity in a private place.

The judge also ordered Bosomworth to stay away from his former business partner, Karl Gregg, and several women who worked at the restaurant.

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