A soldier has admitted filming a female colleague while she
was having a shower at a military barracks.
Territorial Force lance corporal Bevan Vincent Arthur McKay,
35, admitted today four charges of making or attempting to
make intimate visual recordings at Burnham Military Camp last
The female victim, who has name suppression, was on a course
at the camp outside Christchurch when she was taking a
Married father-of-one McKay was pretending to take a shower
in the neighbouring cubicle, a court martial hearing before
Judge Pip Hall QC at Burnham Military Camp was told this
The woman was naked and drying herself about 7am on July 21
last year when she noticed a camera coming from under the
She called out to ask if she was being filmed, but McKay said
he'd just dropped something.
The woman then approached him and confiscated the camera.
After he stopped her trying to view the four videos she
returned to her barracks with the camera.
McKay approached her and asked if the films had been deleted
and whether he could have his camera back.
The woman said she was keeping the camera and would be making
When he was interviewed under caution last October he
admitted making the films.
The court martial today heard that "he did not know why" he
was making the videos, except that he was "getting excitement
at doing something he should not be doing".
He admitted what he did was wrong, the court martial heard.
Through McKay's lawyer Lt Colonel Bellamy, McKay applied for
final name suppression.
But Judge Hall rejected the argument and today McKay can be
named for the first time.
The sentencing process is now underway.