Doctor pleads guilty to setting up a phone to record in a bathroom at his Saanich clinic

A Saanich doctor has pleaded guilty to one count of secretly observing or recording nudity in a private place at the Saanich Plaza Medical Clinic on Blanshard Street.

Dr. Mark David Thiessen confessed in court today that he tried to secretly record staff nude on Aug. 18, 2015, using the washroom at his practice.

Thiessen left his phone in the corner of the stall, and after one female staff member had used the restroom, another employee found the cell phone.

When staff handed the phone over to Thiesen, he apologized, left the clinic and attempted to take his life at a motel.

No videos or photos of employees or patients were found on the phone, but investigators found a video showing him setting the cell phone up in the stall.

According to CTV VI, Thiessen is still practicing at a clinic in View Royal.

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