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Police arrest man after St. George renters discover hidden cameras in bathroom

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Police arrest man after St. George renters discover hidden cameras in bathroom

By Kimberly Scott, St. George News | Posted - Mar. 1, 2017 at 9:04 a.m.



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ST. GEORGE — A 39-year-old man was arrested Saturday after allegedly placing hidden cameras in the bathroom of a St. George rental home to obtain video of the renters naked.

Investigators responded Friday to a report that the renters of a five-bedroom luxury villa at The Ledges in St. George found two cameras concealed in an upstairs bathroom, according to a probable cause statement filed by the St. George Police Department in support of the arrest.

One camera was hidden behind a toilet and pointed toward the shower, the arresting officer wrote in a sworn statement. The other camera was hidden behind a trash can and pointed toward the area a person would have to walk to access the shower.

When questioned by police, the homeowners stated they hadn’t put the cameras in the home, according to the statement. They gave investigators permission to collect the cameras and secure digital cards found inside.

During an interview with police, James Steven Larsen, 39, of Magna who is acquainted with the renters, allegedly admitted to buying the cameras and placing them with the intent to obtain nude video of individuals in the home.

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Kimberly Scott

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