The alleged Peeping Tom was found out after the ‘deeply shaken’ girl’s dad raised the alarm when he spotted the camera on a 30-foot pole pointing at their house
Her dad spotted the camera on a 30ft pole pointing at her window in their house near the stadium.
A security man has been arrested at Blackburn Rovers on suspicion of voyeurism
Police said a man of 54, believed to work in security, has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism.
The girl is now so traumatised that she now hides in a corner so she cannot be seen.
Her dad raised the alarm after he realised the camera, on a 30ft pole, had been positioned so it pointed directly at her window in their house near the stadium.
Police later told him a security man had been arrested.
But the dad yesterday said his daughter was “deeply shaken” to discover a Peeping Tom had allegedly been spying on her.
He said: “It has made us all feel really uncomfortable in our own home.
The alleged Peeping Tom is said to have used CCTV to watch a 12-year-old girl in her bedroom near the stadium (picture posed by model)
“My daughter was sat in the corner the other night and when I asked what she was doing she said it was so ‘He’ couldn’t see her.
“She is now talking about needing to move house.
“She cannot relax in her own home.
“This is so unfair — she’s a lovely girl.”
The dad, a Rovers supporter, added: “Me and my family have been in this area all of our lives.
“The idea we could be forced out because of this is unbelievable.
“It’s my club and you associate football with enjoyment and entertainment, not this kind of thing.
“I want a lot of questions answered. How was this man employed? Were there checks on his background?
“I am angry and devastated but above all justice must be done.”
The 54-year-old was arrested after the girl’s dad spotted the camera on a 30-foot pole pointing at their home
The dad said he suddenly spotted the camera’s unusual positioning while drawing the curtains.
He added: “I thought it was weird.
“A few days later I checked and it was in the same position.
“It really worried me.
“My youngest daughter is only 12 and my eldest is 14.”
Unconfirmed reports said the camera operator worked at the League One club for up to 20 years
The dad contacted the club and was invited to a meeting with officials.
They told him someone had been suspended.
The dad says he learned footage taken from the camera had been shot using a zoom function.
Police later told him a Radius Security employee based at Blackburn Rovers’ 31,000-capacity Ewood Park stadium had been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism.
Unconfirmed reports said the camera operator worked at the League One club for up to 20 years.
The dad contacted the club and was invited to a meeting with officials, who told him someone had been suspended
Blackburn Rovers said: “The club is aware of an incident involving the employee of an external contractor.
“The matter is subject to a police investigation and therefore we are unable to comment.”
Police said a 54-year-old from Accrington was arrested and released pending further inquiries.
Rovers spent 11 years in the Premier League, winning it in 1995.
They were relegated in 2012 and this year went down from the Championship to League One — making them the first Premier champions to slip to the third tier.