Ottawa Police have laid provincial charges against a man whose YouTube videos appear to show him sneaking into empty homes, stadiums and office buildings to spend the night.

Jason Ethier, 26, was charged with five counts of trespassing on Thursday in connection to the videos, which show people entering various places while they're open and staying inside when they close.

Charges have been laid in relation to alleged trespassing at the following locations:

  • Gym on Frank Nighbor Place - October 17, 2016
  • Bowling Lanes on Merivale Road - October 25, 2016
  • Theatre on Kanata Avenue - October 20 - 21, 2016
  • Stadium on Bank Street - October 21 - 22, 2016
  • Farm on Bleeks Road - October 26 - 27, 2016

Ethier, who goes by the name Jay Station on YouTube, was also issued warnings about two other videos.

Three other Ottawa men are also facing trespassing charges. Adam Morgan, 20, is facing one count, and Hamzah Faraj, 18, and Olyad Motuma, 18, are facing two counts each.

The Jay Station YouTube page is filled with videos of a man and his friends spending the night at various locations in Ottawa, where they are shown doing things like building toilet paper forts. Several of the videos have been viewed 1 million times.

Ethier has told CTV Ottawa that he's "gotten rich" off the YouTube videos. "I was going to stop doing them, but I'm getting payments," he said.

All four men are due in court Dec. 9.