Luigi C. accused of secretly recording hundreds of underage girls in field hockey locker rooms (NL Times graphic) - Credit: Luigi C. accused of secretly recording hundreds of underage girls in field hockey locker rooms (NL Times graphic)
Friday, 5 December 2014 - 17:19
Locker room peeping tom says he's sorry
The man accused of secretly recording videos of hundreds of underage girls in locker rooms apologized for his actions in court Friday, but it was not enough for a judge to release him from detention. Luigi C. was arrested over the summer, accused of planting videocameras in field hockey locker rooms of clubs HGC in Wassenaar and HDM in the Hague. The judge, ruling to keep Luigi C. behind bars for the time being, saying the risk of a repeat offense was too high. At a detention hearing, the accused testified in an attempt to be released from custody. "I very much regret what I have done," C. said. "I want to offer my apologies to everyone for what I have done." "I have had a very difficult time in detention," he said, before vowing not to repeat his crimes if released. He said he made the videos only for himself, and that he is upset they ended up in the hands of others, the defendant's attorney added. He never distributed them himself, and has no idea how two other men had copies of some recordings, his lawyer said. The prosecution, arguing to keep C. locked up, said that police found over 100,000 images of child pornography in the defendant's possession. They said he may have been involved in child porn for the last 21 years. At the end of the day, the judge agreed with prosecutors. Luigi C. is accused of filming the girls in the home locker room, and the changing rooms used by 36 visiting visiting clubs.