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No jail time for cleaner who admitted to filming women in train station bathrooms

The father-of-two walked out of court on a suspended sentence.
7News

Cleaner who admitted to filming women in toilets at Sydney train stations has avoided immediate jail time.

Father-of-two Michael Szafranek has been sentenced to a 9-month suspended jail term after Sydney magistrate Bernard Kennedy described his chances of rehabilitation as ‘good’.

Michael Szafranek with his lawyer
Michael Szafranek with his lawyer. (Credit: 7News)

Szafranek admitted to setting up an iPhone in the accessible toilet at Rockdale train station to record bathroom visitors while employed as a cleaner for Sydney trains. He was caught in February when a passenger discovered the hidden camera recording her using the bathroom.

The bathroom at Rockdale where Szafranek admitted to placing an iPhone to film visitors.
The bathroom at Rockdale where Szafranek admitted to placing an iPhone to film visitors. (Credit: 7News)

Mr Szafranek avoided the media outside the court, with his lawyer stating he wanted to “let this matter pass”.

Sydney trains have released a statement saying that Szafranek’s employment is under review following the court outcome.

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