Psychiatrist ‘caught filming young boys urinating public toilets’ is revealed to be facing more child porn charges in New Zealand
By Martha Azzi
July 13, 2016
The Perth child psychiatrist arrested in Canada for allegedly filming a boy in a public toilet is now facing further child pornography originating from a third country.
Dr Aaron Szen Yang Voon, 41, faced Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday where it emerged further child pornography charges following an investigation with New Zealand authorities will be laid.
Voon will now also face the charge of ‘possessing, controlling, producing, distributing or obtaining child pornography material outside Australia’.
Commonwealth prosecutor Kate Gregory said discussions were being held with Canadian police about bundling the matters in the WA legal system with the Australian and New Zealand charges.
Voon attracted international media attention in May when he was arrested at a Canadian shopping mall and charged after he allegedly used his mobile phone to video a boy at a urinal in a public toilet.
A video taken by a member of the public and posted on news sites went viral showing Voon being confronted by the boy’s father who demanded to see his phone at the Edmonton shopping centre.
Voon, who runs the Successful Development and Therapy Centre in Perth, has since given a legal undertaking not to work as a medical practitioner until authorities allow him.
After Canadian authorities let him return to Australia on bail, he was arrested and charged at Perth airport, with WA police saying they had found child exploitation images and videos at his home office, including recordings of young boys in public toilets.
Voon was granted bail with strict conditions on June 15, reported Perth Now.
He was required to cease working, surrender his passport, pay a $50,000 surety and ensure a 100m distance from any location children may frequent.
He must also not possess any device that can record or receive messages.
WA Police said no link has been made between the seized material and the children Dr Voon worked with.
He will appear in court again on September 9.