Police: Man used hidden camera to record family friends in their own bathroom

ALBION, N.Y. (WKBW) - An Albion man is charged with placing a hidden camera in a family's bathroom and recording multiple people using the toilet and shower.

Jeremy Cooper, 40, is facing 14 counts of unlawful surveillance for amusement/profit.

According to Albion Village Police, Cooper recorded multiple people - including a juvenile female - using the bathroom between September 15th and 16th.

One of the family members discovered the camera after she exited the shower and retrieved a makeup bag from a cupboard. As she picked up the bag, the camera fell to the ground. It was pointed toward the toilet, according to court documents.

According to those documents, Cooper has confessed to one of the alleged victims.

Cooper and the victims were friends and had known each other for three years, police said.

With the increased use of miniature cameras in homes, 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly takes a look at what is legal and what is not when it comes to home-based surveillance.  Ed also tests a product from the Spy Outlet in Tonawanda that is used to find a hidden camera lens.

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