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Hospital worker hid recording device in bathroom: Texas police

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The officer was charged with intrusive visual recording, police said.

The officer was charged with intrusive visual recording, police said.

The employee of the hospital found a covert recording device the bathroom is for employees only, according to Texas authorities.

Another employee has now been charged with invasive visual recording.

The Sugar Land Police Department said the recording device was found Oct. 4 in an employee restroom at Sugar Land Methodist Hospital in Houston.

According to a November 4 press release, authorities identified a male employee as the suspect, and the man was arrested on November 2. He is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail on $25,000 bond.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for comment on Nov. 4, but a spokesperson told KTRK that the employee was fired.

U Texas, invasive visual recording is a state jail felony. Someone can be charged with invasive visual recording if they photograph or videotape another person in a bathroom or locker room.

Caitlin Alanis is a reporter for McClatchy National Real-Time who lives in Kansas. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism.

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