A 26-year-old Lake Wales motel manager is accused of video voyeurism.
Police claim the man is the motel’s night office manager at the Budget Inn Motel and allegedly installed a camera in a guest’s bathroom.
According to the arrest affidavit, the camera was facing the shower. Police believe the man installed the device under the guise the bathroom’s plumbing needed to be fixed.
Police allege that after the man left the room, the guests heard something fall in the bathroom.
Once they discovered the camera, they called law enforcement.
In addition to video voyeurism, the man is also charged with illegal device to intercept communication.
According to police, the man bonded out on Saturday.
The man is a native of Gujarad, India, and he is currently living in the United States on a student visa. The affidavit requests that the man surrender his passport while the case is ongoing.
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