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Man accused of using hidden camera to view roommates in shower

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Devin C. Cox, 28, is charged with four felony counts of invasion of privacy. Devin C. Cox, 28, is charged with four felony counts of invasion of privacy.
Many spy cameras have SD cards and USB ports to transfer videos to computers. If these options are included on unusual items, the item is likely a hidden camera. Many spy cameras have SD cards and USB ports to transfer videos to computers. If these options are included on unusual items, the item is likely a hidden camera.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City man is headed to court because police say he used a hidden camera disguised as a wristwatch to videotape women while they showered.

Devin C. Cox, 28, is charged with four felony counts of invasion of privacy.

One man became suspicious of Cox's watch because the watch spent more time in a bathroom shower than it did on Cox's wrist.

When the man took a closer look at his roommate's watch, he found a USB port. He hooked the watch up to a computer and found very disturbing videos.

Police say Cox used the hidden camera to secretly videotape his female roommates showering.  They say the watch was strategically placed on a bottle of shampoo.

"Any time you have an improvement in technology you have people that will misuse it as well," private investigator Ron Rugen said.

Rugen, of Rugen Team Investigations, says many spy cameras have SD cards and USB ports to transfer videos to computers. He says if these options are included on unusual items, the item is likely a hidden camera.

"Now you can fit cameras in virtually anything. They come in alarm clocks, smoke detectors," Rugen said.

Police say Cox used a video recording watch to videotape three separate victims using the bathroom. They say it also recorded video of Cox strategically placing the watch in the bathroom.

Because cameras are becoming smaller and smaller, Rugen says anyone who suspects someone is spying will have to closely examine common household items.

"Anything you see in that room that you have not seen there before and seems out of place," he said.

When the roommates discovered the watch was a recording device, they confronted Cox and kicked him out of the home.

The roommates told police that Cox left behind the video camera watch, his computer and external hard drive and asked them not to report him to police.

Cox will be in a Clay County court to hear the charges filed against him on Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m.  If found guilty, Cox could be sentenced to up to four years in prison for each count of felony invasion of privacy.

Cox was released from jail after he posted a $10,000 bond.

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