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Updated 11 a.m. April 13, 2019

MILWAUKEE, Wi (CBS 58) --  Forty-year-old Thanongsack Sayavong made his initial appearance in Milwaukee County Circuit Court this morning.   Sayavong is charged with three counts of Capture an Intimate Representation.   He is accused of setting up a hidden camera in the women's bathroom at Umansky BMW in Glendale.  Sayavong was an employee at the dealership.

According to a warrant, the camera was found earlier this week duct taped to the inside of a plunger cannister in the women's restroom. 

The court found probable cause and ordered  Sayavong to return to court on April 29 for a Preliminary hearing.   In the meantime, he is to have no contact with Umansky Motors or any past or present employees of the company.   He was also ordered not to possess any electronic devices capable of recording images.    Sayavong's bond was set at $5,000.

Updated: 2:50 p.m. April 11, 2019

GLENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Glendale Police say they started an investigation on April 6 after a recording device was found inside the women's bathroom at Umansky BMW in Glendale on Silver Spring. 

Police have arrested a 40-year-old Milwaukee man who worked at the dealership. Police also searched the man's home and he is awaiting charges.

According to a warrant, Glendale Police returned to the dealership on April 9 after the manager of Umansky BMW found duct tape inside a plunger cannister next to the toilet in the women's bathroom. According to documents, there were decorative holes in the canister which would have allowed for a camera to be hidden with the lens of the camera aligned through the holes. 

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Posted: 7:55 p.m. April 10, 2019

GLENDALE (CBS 58) -- The Glendale Police Department is investigating after a camera was allegedly found hidden in a women's bathroom at a car dealership. 

The suspect is an employee at the BMW of Milwaukee North located on Green Bay Avenue. 

According to documents as part of a search warrant, a 28-year-old employee was using the restroom at the dealership the evening of Saturday, April 6 when she noticed a blue light coming from the paper towel dispenser. 

It turned out to be a camera. 

According to the documents, after finding the camera, the employee told a manager, who also saw the partially covered camera in the women's restroom inside the paper towel dispenser. 

The manager removed the camera, took it into his office and called police. 

A detective later viewed the video files from the SD card inside the camera where there were videos of females using the bathroom as well as a suspect appearing to set up the camera and make adjustments to its location. 

Still photos were captured from the video files of the victims and of this suspect. It's unclear how long the camera was in the restroom or how many victims were captured on the camera. 

The detective viewed the BMW Milwaukee North website and found photos of the employees. One of the managers of the dealership appeared to be the suspect on video setting up the camera in the women's restroom, according to the search warrant. 

That manager, a 40-year-old man, was arrested at the dealership on Monday, April 8 and booked into the Milwaukee County Jail. 

The Glendale Police Department says they expect the case to be reviewed by the District Attorney's Office Thursday for possible charges. 

CBS 58 stopped by the suspect's house Wednesday, but the person inside did not answer. 




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