Perve who secretly filmed naked teen facing more charges

Caught: Cootamundra man Wayd Millar leaves Wollongong courthouse on Friday after pleading guilty to secretly filming a naked teen at Albion Park.
Caught: Cootamundra man Wayd Millar leaves Wollongong courthouse on Friday after pleading guilty to secretly filming a naked teen at Albion Park.

A young builder who admitted secretly filming a naked teenage girl at a house in Albion Park in March has been charged with filming a second girl two months earlier in his home town of Cootamundra.

Wayd Millar, who was named the Cootamundra Young Citizen of the Year in 2012 and is heavily involved in several of the town’s sporting teams, pleaded guilty to one count of filming a person in private for sexual gratification (without consent) in Wollongong Local Court on Friday stemming from the March 7 incident.

Feels like home: Millar takes in the view at Bald Hill. He grew up at Wilton before moving to Cootamundra as a teen. Picture: Facebook

Feels like home: Millar takes in the view at Bald Hill. He grew up at Wilton before moving to Cootamundra as a teen. Picture: Facebook

Court documents reveal Millar knew his victim’s mother through social media but had never met her or her daughter, however the pair invited him to stay at their house for two nights when he said he was coming to the Illawarra for a fishing trip.

Prosecutors say Millar went into the 17-year-old’s bedroom when she went to have a shower around 11am and planted his iPhone on the top shelf of her wardrobe, with the doors open.

The girl said she returned to the room a short time later and began getting dressed, only noticing that items had been moved inside the wardrobe a few minutes later.

Sporty: Wayd Millar (centre) is involved in sporting teams in Cootmaundra and was the town's Young Citizen of the Year in 2012. Picture: Cootamundra Herald

Sporty: Wayd Millar (centre) is involved in sporting teams in Cootmaundra and was the town's Young Citizen of the Year in 2012. Picture: Cootamundra Herald

She looked inside and discovered the phone, which she knew belonged to Millar, had been recording for about 10 minutes.

She took it to her mother, and the two women then left the house together, taking the phone straight to Lake Illawarra Police Station where they reported the matter.

Police attended the home just after 1pm and arrested Millar.

He made full admissions to entering the teen’s room while she was in the shower and setting up the phone to record audio and video.

He told police it was “any male’s fantasy to see another person naked” and that it was his intention to see the teen naked.

He said he did not intend to show the video to anyone else as he’d done it for his own “sexual gratification”.

Millar had been due to be sentenced in Wollongong Local Court on Friday however the case was adjourned after prosecutors revealed further charges had been laid against Millar relating to another alleged victim.

It is alleged Millar secretly recorded another female in various private acts on six occasions in January.

The acts include the girl undressing, showering, sitting on the toilet, brushing her hair in front of a mirror in the bathroom and drying herself.

Millar’s lawyer, Tyrone Phillips, said his client would likely plead guilty to those charges when they were next mentioned in court.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Casey said police were considering laying more charges against Millar.

He will be sentenced over the Albion Park matter on June 23.