ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Surry man was charged Monday with invasion of privacy after allegedly setting up a camera to record his co-workers as they used the bathroom.
Keithley Stanley, 42, was issued a summons by Ellsworth police Detective Dotty Small on Monday afternoon. The small camera originally was discovered Friday by an employee of Maine Shellfish Company on Water Street, where Stanley worked.
“When we first saw it, we thought it was a transmitter, but it had a [memory card] in it that recorded too,” Police Chief John DeLeo said on Tuesday. “It was only about the size of a thumb drive.”
DeLeo said Stanley had placed the camera somewhere on a mop bucket, facing a toilet used by both men and women. He said Small went through the video on the memory card and saw footage of Stanley, presumably as he set up the device.
It’s unclear how long the camera had been set up in the bathroom, DeLeo said. When Stanley was summoned, he also was given a no-trespass warning, barring him from entering his workplace.
Invasion of privacy is a Class D crime, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Stanley is scheduled to appear in Ellsworth District Court on Aug. 20.
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