Cedarburg man accused of videotaping teenage girl with hidden camera

CEDARBURG, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Cedarburg man is facing charges after police say he videotaped a teenage girl with a hidden camera.

Christoper Rost, 52, is charged with invasion of privacy (victim under age 18) and capturing an intimate representation without consent.

Police say it happened at a home near Sherman Road and Horns Corners Road in the town of Cedarburg. 

According to a criminal complaint, the 16-year-old victim was friends with the Rost family, and watched their dog when they were gone. She said when this happened, she would stay in a bedroom in the basement. 

The victim told police that while in the bedroom on Oct. 11, she noticed a camera mounted near the ceiling that was focused on the bed. 

Investigators learned that the camera was a day and night camera for "round the clock surveillance over IP networks," described as providing "high quality images under all lighting conditions."

After obtaining a search warrant, officers discovered evidence of a second camera that had been wired to capture images in the same bedroom. 

When interviewed, Rost admitted installing the cameras to watch the victim and make recordings of her. 

He is due in court on Nov. 5. 

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