MARION, Ohio — Police in Marion say a man was arrested after a camera was found in two public bathrooms.
According to Marion police, the cameras were found in a bathroom at the Marion YMCA, as well as a bathroom at The Ohio State University’s Marion campus.
Police say it appears the cameras were only in place for a short time before they were located. Only three people were captured on the cameras. Police are working to notify those people about the incident.
Benjamin Dunham, 18, of Marion was arrested Thursday and charged with voyeurism and interception of a wire or oral communication, both felonies. He was taken to the Multi-County Correctional Center pending a court hearing.
“This crime subjected several people to an absolute invasion of privacy. I am grateful that the suspect has been caught and will face the consequences for the choice he made to commit this crime” said Marion Police Chief Jay McDonald.
Police offer the following suggestions about spotting cameras in private spaces. Hidden cameras are often designed to look like regular household devices, but these things can be checked to see if they are actually a camera.
- Look for a light that is out of place
- Check for an out of place wifi network
- Cameras will have a small amount of a reflective surface, which may be observable
If you find a hidden camera, call police.