Female students uncover hidden webcams
14 December 2005, AMSTERDAM — Residents of a fraternity house for female students in the centre of Amsterdam were apparently unwitting participants in internet voyeurism.
14 December 2005
AMSTERDAM — Residents of a fraternity house for female students in the centre of Amsterdam were apparently unwitting participants in internet voyeurism.
Newspaper 'Het Parool' reported on Tuesday that the webcams were discovered by chance in two attic rooms when one of the students was painting a wall.
The two webcams, hidden in shelves on the wall, were connected to the attic in the building next door. When the police searched that building last week, they found three computers with a large number of files in the attic. No arrests were made.
Investigators are trying to establish how long the cameras have been operational. There is some speculation they may have been in the dorm for years.
The current residents of the student house are all members of the same fraternity. They moved in two months ago. Eight other young women lived there previously.
The owner of the adjacent house is not a suspect in the house but it is thought he may have rented out the attic to another person.
A police spokesperson acknowledged that images of some of the female students have been found on the computers. Specialist 'cyber cops' have been brought in to check all the files and try to establish what was done with them.
"Checking through the computers will be an enormous task," the spokesperson said.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news