A 39-year old IT manager pleaded guilty to installing miniature spy cameras in two women’s toilets at the Australian embassy in Bangkok, ABC News reports.
According to ABC, the man, Nayot "Bank" Thamsongsana, was arrested by Thai Police in January 2022 after an SD card was found on a bathroom floor in the government building.
Thamsongsana pleaded guilty to committing an indecent act to persons over 15 years of age by threatening with any means.
The man was immediately fired following his arrest.
Deputy spokesman for the Office of the Attorney-General, Kosonlawat Inthuchanyong, told ABC the IT manager initially sought to fight the charges.
"[Nayot] looked at the evidence to prepare to fight the case … and after he checked all the evidence, documents, and statements from the prosecutor, he confessed and pleaded guilty," he said.
"He confessed that he put the cameras in the toilets to secretly watch the activity inside the toilets.
"An act like this is committing an indecent act by threatening, because there is no-one who would allow others to do that to them."
More than 60 women gave statements to police, ABC reported.
Thamsongsana faces a maximum of 10 years in jail, a fine equivalent to $850, or both.
He will be sentenced on 23 March.