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French Couchsurfer host jailed for filming guests in the shower

A 37-year-old man from France has been jailed for 6 months after admitting to filming young female guests in the shower at his home.

Couchsurfer host jailed for filming guests in the shower.
Couchsurfer host jailed for filming guests in the shower. Image by Scott / CC BY-SA 2.0

The man was a Couchsurfing host in Marseille and after a German tourist accused him, it was revealed he had secretly filmed woman in the shower and added hydrochloric acid to the shower gel to get them to stay in there longer. The man admitted to watching the shower from a hole in his wardrobe. A French court has sentenced him to six months in jail with an 18-month suspended sentence. Read more: thelocal.fr