New Zealand Court Names Envoy Charged With Hiding Camera in Embassy Bathroom

It had likely been in place for months, the authorities said, judging by a thick layer of dust on the platform where it was mounted.

Investigators found 19 images of people taken on the day the camera was discovered. All of the people in those photographs were clothed.

A court previously ordered that Mr. Keating’s name not be released publicly, but that decision was reversed by a High Court judge in Auckland on Friday. His lawyer argued that Mr. Keating’s name should remain secret because his daughter is serving in the navy and could face “extreme hardship” if he were named, Radio New Zealand reported.

Mr. Keating’s lawyer said that the case will hinge on determining who placed the camera in the bathroom.

The prosecution claims Mr. Keating’s DNA was discovered on the camera’s memory card, according to Radio New Zealand.

Mr. Keating, who retired his post, is awaiting trial while on bail. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge and is next due in court in July.

In March, New Zealand’s second-ranking envoy to the United States was censured by the Foreign Ministry after she – that the Democratic Party needed to get its act together “or we will all die.”

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