By Jennifer Leighfield • 12 March 2021 • 13:24
A CUBAN resident of Palma, aged 32, is facing two and a half years in prison for using a spy camera in the home of his sister and brother-in-law.
According to the public prosecutor, he could hear and see what was happening in the apartment despite no longer living there.
He denied having made any profit from the recording, and said that the device did not record any audio or video, just a motion sensor to warn him if anyone approached his room, where he kept valuable items.
He explained that didn’t trust his sister’s partner, suspecting abuse as well as fearing for his belongings, but he had been forced to leave the home because they couldn’t get along.
He added that they knew the camera was there.
Meanwhile, his brother-in-law said that the accused knew what he and his partner were talking about and reported him for abuse. He says that the details he gave the police could only be known if he listened to their conversations.
The defendant denied this and explained that his sister had told him about the abuse.
If found guilty, he could also face a fine of €5,400 for a crime against privacy.
His sister, who reported him, refused to testify in court.
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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.
Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.
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