Misusing A Spy Cam

Every now and then you run across a story of a person misusing a hidden camera, spy cam to video tape someone illegally.

First a quick basic summery of spy cam laws.  You can not legally use a spy cam in a place where someone has “expected privacy” or a private place.   A private place is a location where a person expects to be safe from unauthorized surveillance. Most hidden camera recordings in the United States are legal with or without consent; however, several laws do exist regarding “Invasion of Privacy,” which deals with the concept of expected privacy.  “Expected privacy” includes areas such as bathrooms, locker rooms, changing and dressing rooms, bedrooms, and other areas where a person may expect personal privacy. Most of the laws dealing with hidden camera or spy camera recording privacy issues, tend to allow covert recording and monitoring of activity under most circumstances without notification of any of the people involved.  That being said we recommended that before you use a hidden camera or spy camera, you consult with your local law enforcement or an attorney. This insures that despite a general understanding of the law, you are complying with local and federal regulations before you use a spy cam.

If you read the New Jersey Real-Time News they published a story of a Morris County man accused of using hidden cameras to record nude images of young girls.   The story states A computer consultant from Budd Lake is accused of using hidden spy cameras he installed in his Morris County home to record nude images of at least seven underage girls, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI.  In addition, authorities allege he distributed the images over the internet and officials say they believe there are more victims.  The man is charged with one count of distribution of child pornography and faces up to 20 years in prison, with a minimum of five years. Hey look a picture of the accused man!

A true Misuse and (please excuse my personal opinion) a disgusting act that if convicted, this perpetrator should be put away for over 20 years.   But first if convicted he should be put in a locked room with the parents of the young girls so they can discuss their view on what he video taped face to face.   With The hundreds of needed and legal uses of hidden spy cams,  every now and then you run across a story of a twisted person misusing these needed units to feed their perverted and sick needs. (there I go again).

We like to write stories of people watching their elderly parent in a nursing home, students catching someone stealing from their dorm room,  parents watching their children,  homeowners watching their property when contractors are working on their home, one spouse catching the other being unfaithful, and many more legal ways of using a spy cam.  When we run across a story like this we feel obligated to share it.  If someone reading this will catch or can avoid it happening just one time, it makes the story worth writing.  Protect What’s Important To You!

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