Articles Tagged with privacy

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A Calimesa resident who was recently arrested for allegations of possessing homemade child pornography entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment this week.

A tip was offered to the authorities regarding 44-year-old Robert Anthony Salas III regarding a suspicion that the man had been using a hidden camera to record videos of underage victims.

On June 4, investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department obtained permission to search the contents of digital equipment that they allege belongs to Salas to see if the reported claim had any validity.

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After the authorities looked into the report of a hidden camera located in a bathroom at Applebee’s they suspected a Long Beach man who works at the location was responsible for the act and he was placed under arrest.

On Sunday, one of the workers at the Signal Hill Applebee’s restaurant allegedly spotted a camera hidden in a bathroom inside of a trash can that had been modified with a hole on the side of the receptacle. The police were notified and they began investigating the claim.

Upon reviewing the contents of the camera taken from the trash can it allegedly contained images of eight women and one man which were taken while they were using the employee bathroom. The recordings were said to have taken place during a five-week period beginning on July 5, and the people depicted in the images also work at Signal Hill Applebee’s.

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A well-known business owner and member of the Cherryville, Florida, community is facing charges for allegedly using a hidden camera to capture videos of girls, some of which were underage, without their knowledge while they were showering on his yacht.

Richard Hilliard Jr. is a 49-year-old man who is a member of the family that owns a foam molding company called Modern Polymers. He and his family are known throughout their community due to the popularity of their business.

Hilliard is the proprietor of a person yacht which he named “Yacht’s O’ Trouble,” and he extended an invitation to eight young women, one of which was his former babysitter, to join him on the vessel for an excursion. He also recruited the mother of his ex-babysitter as a chaperone for the three underage girls and five young women he planned to entertain.

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An employee who used to work for the clothing store Forever 21 discovered video camera footage on various pornographic websites of herself using the employee bathroom. She is suing the company for negligence and invasion of privacy alleging that they should be held accountable for failing to prevent the camera’s placement and protecting the privacy of their workers. The victim also filed for an order protecting her identity as she wishes to remain anonymous.

In 2011 the woman was attending Providence College in Rhode Island while working at Forever 21. A single-stall employee bathroom shared by staff members reportedly contained a hidden camera, which the victim claimed as the source of the videos circulating the internet. She discovered the footage at the end of last year.

Court documents reflect in the woman’s complaint that Forever 21 failed to provide security of any type in order to monitor and protect against the placement of the camera, and though the restroom was intended for the sole use of employees they have no way to be sure an unauthorized person or persons did not enter the lavatory.

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Derek Starnes and his wife rented a condominium on Longboat Key, FL through Airbnb based partly on over 40 positive reviews posted on the site regarding the property. A day after checking into the rental Starnes who has a career in IT saw something amiss with one of the smoke detectors. Upon inspection he discovered it was a hidden security camera with a microphone pointed directly at their bed in the master bedroom.

Starnes called the police and they seized all computer equipment capable of storing data. A second camera was discovered in the living room.

The owner of the property, 56-year-old Wayne Natt, was taken into custody and charged with one count of video voyeurism. Natt’s Airbnb listing has been active for two years and police are investigating the possibility of others affected by the alleged breach of privacy. “We don’t know if there are local victims, someone who may have been dating him or a companion that doesn’t realize they are being videotaped, and then we have the other side of who he rented to through Airbnb,” said Lt. Bob Bourque.