Police: Glen Rock man recorded people in bathroom
A Glen Rock man is accused of taking photographs and video of people, including juveniles, with a hidden camera in his home and other homes over a few years.
Ian Christopher Anderson, 28, is charged with more than 200 counts of invasion of privacy and more than 70 counts of possession of child pornography, among other charges, according to documents.
Southern Regional Police say Anderson had thousands of pictures and videos on his laptops, and he told police he had been using hidden cameras since 2011 or 2012, according to documents.
Anderson said he used various devices to record, such as a pen camera, a clock camera and a wireless pinhole camera, documents state.
He was arraigned Wednesday, nearly two years after the investigation started.
Detective William Shaffer said charges took so long to be filed because of the large amount of photos and videos police had to go through.
"I haven't had one like this," he said.
Investigation: Police began investigating Anderson in July 2014, when Anderson's parole officer stopped in unannounced and a rifle and drug paraphernalia were found in his home, according to documents. He told officers he was on parole because of a vehicle accident involving drug paraphernalia, charging documents state.
His computer was looked through during the visit, and child pornography and a video of a woman bathing nude were found, police said.
When asked about the photos and videos, Anderson told police he had been secretly recording people in his bathroom, documents state.
Police looked through two computers, seven hard drives, 11 flash drives and four cellphones, finding thousands of images depicting people nude or partially nude taken from Anderson's bathroom, police said. Images were also taken from bathrooms at two homes nearby, documents state.
Some of the people in the pictures were under 10 years old, according to police.
During the investigation, officers also found a spy camera disguised as an AC/DC outlet adapter near the sink in his bathroom. .
Anderson remains in York County Prison on $500,000 bail.
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