Sunday, February 26, 2012

SpyCam Story #655 - This Week in SpyCam News

NY - Corning police have made an arrest in connection with an alleged case of voyeurism at a Market Street tanning salon. Jesse R. Cady, 23, of Creek Side Drive, Cameron, is accused of secretly video-taping a woman while she was tanning at Beach House Tanning. (more)

UK - A Carlisle man has been accused of fitting secret cameras in bathrooms to spy on women and young girls. Mark Klein, 45, of Charles Street, appeared before the city’s magistrates’ court where he was charged with voyeurism and two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. (more)

KY - A bizarre and disturbing incident is playing out in Kentucky, where a star basketball player has been charged in connection with a video of a nude minor in his school's locker room and sharing the video to a host of other teenagers... 18-year-old Henderson County (Ky.) High senior basketball player Gavont Baker has been charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor in connection with a video of a nude teenager which was filmed in the Henderson locker room. (more)

GA - The voyeurism case involving the former deputy registrar of the Marietta office of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is nearing a conclusion, with a plea agreement possible this week... The case began when the BMV office, located in the Frontier Shopping Center, was closed Sept. 23 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol after someone reported the discovery of a hidden camera in a bathroom at the office. (more)

NY - Tracy Gurnett, a Recreation Department staffer who has already sued the Town of Wheatfield once, has filed another notice of claim accusing town officials of spying on her by installing a video camera in her office. Supervisor Robert B. Cliffe and Town Attorney Robert O’Toole said this week that the surveillance camera was installed for security reasons and followed other cameras previously set up at other Recreation Department locations. Political sources told The Buffalo News that the camera was installed in the wake of suspicion that Gurnett was using the town photocopier in her office to run off copies of election fliers last fall for her live-in boyfriend, former Supervisor Timothy E. Demler (more)

NJ - Opening statements Friday in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate making out with another man focused on whether the defendant was malicious or just an 18-year-old boy acting his age. (more)

FL - Before Steinberg was investigated for cyberstalking, he voted against it. Rep. Richard Steinberg, a Miami Beach Democrat accused of cyberstalking a married Miami female prosecutor, has voted for several laws that crack down on stalking-–one as recently as this week. (such as) 2012 -- HB 215 – Video Voyeurism – (Vote: 1/25/2012, Judiciary Committee): The bill increases the penalties associated with video voyeurism offenses. The penalty for a first-time violation of “video voyeurism,” “video voyeurism dissemination,” or “commercial video voyeurism dissemination” is increased from a 1st degree misdemeanor to a 3rd degree felony. The penalty for a second or subsequent violation is increased from a 3rd degree felony to a 2nd degree felony. (more)