Huron Security Officer Accused of Spying in Restroom
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A security officer at a massive business complex in Endicott faces a felony charge for allegedly setting up a camera in a restroom.
Authorities say 50-year-old Roger Neal of Owego was charged with unlawful surveillance.
According to Endicott police, Neal was working as a Huron Security officer on May 5 when he allegedly surreptitiously placed a smart phone in a soap dispenser in a women's restroom.
Investigators said he hid the device in the bathroom in an effort to make video recordings of the occupants.
According to a statement released by a Huron Campus representative late Thursday afternoon, the area where the camera allegedly was hidden was a "private, unisex bathroom in a secured control center."
The statement from Huron Real Estate Associates president Christopher Pelto indicated the security officer was "terminated as soon as we learned of the incident" and he has not returned to the complex.
Pelto said the matter was immediately reported to police and Huron is continuing to cooperate in their investigation.
This story has been updated to include information from Huron Real Estate Associates.
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