A Sydney man accused of using a secret camera to film more than 200 people, including children, in public bathrooms across Sydney intends to plead guilty to the charges.

Benjamin Moorhouse, 40, appeared at Parramatta Local Court today, charged with several counts of filming a person in a private act without consent "for sexual arousal or sexual gratification".

Moorhouse is alleged to have installed hidden cameras in the toilets of North Sydney and Parramatta train stations, as well as a disabled bathroom at Westfield Parramatta, in February and March this year.

It is also alleged Moorhouse "engaged in a private act" without the consent of the victims.


The 40-year-old ran away from media outside the court following his appearance on Wednesday.

He used a hood and sunglasses to conceal his face.

When police arrested Moorhouse outside his home in Parramatta on Wednesday morning, they found him with a camera similar to those found at the stations. A number of items were seized for forensic tests following a search of his home, police said.

Moorehouse's lawyer indicated he would plead guilty to all offences, including two instances when a child under 16 was filmed.

Police allege Moorhouse installed a camera underneath the sink in the bathrooms. Almost 100 people were filmed at a Parramatta train station toilet between February 13 and 14, while another 23 were filmed on the morning of February 10 in a toilet at North Sydney station, it is alleged.

Police said the cameras were found by train staff.

It is alleged about another 100 people were filmed in a Westfield Parramatta disabled bathroom between March 17 and 20.

Moorhouse has been granted strict bail and is due to face court again on May 31.