Woman charged after cameras found in gym locker room

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by Chris Patterson

PLEASANT PRAIRIE -- A Pleasant Prairie woman and a Waukegan man were arrested after a member at the RecPlex gym in Pleasant Prairie found two cameras in the women's locker room.

Police say two cameras were installed in January  of 2014 when 27-year-old Melissa Wenckenbach of Pleasant Prairie became a member. The cameras were found by a gym member on April 7, 2014. Police say the cameras were hidden in one upper locker and one lower locker. 

Pleasant Prairie and Waukegan police executed a search warrant on the home of a 36-year-old Waukegan man who worked with Wenckenbach. Investigators say they are investigating how the video was used, and if it was distributed.

RecPlex says children involved in before and after school programs use the family locker room. The cameras were only in the women's locker room. RecPlex staff has increased inspections of locker rooms since the cameras were discovered.

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