Former swim school employee charged in hidden camera case

NOW: Former swim school employee charged in hidden camera case

WAUKESHA COUNTY (CBS 58) --  The man accused of hiding a camera at a swim school in Waukesha is now charged.

Jacob Masbruch, 21, faces five felony counts of capturing an intimate representation without consent.

According to the criminal complaint, videos were located on a hidden camera allegedly belonging to him. Some of the victims were minors. Another instructor, a 17-year-old girl who was changing, noticed a Kleenex box that had a hole punched in it. When she took a closer look, she discovered a camera inside the box directed at the shower stall.

Masbruch claimed to have destroyed the camera, but staff members were able to locate it.

Authorities say he confessed to using his personal cellphone as the hidden camera.

With a search warrant, they found about four videos with at least five victims, including minors, according to the criminal complaint. It also states, because of the secret way the phone was recording the victims, they were clearly intended to capture intimate and nude images.

Masbruch can no longer use such devices. “He is not to use or possess any instrumental, whether it be a camera or smartphone used to take pictures” said the court commissioner.

Bail was set at $1,500 cash. Masbruch is ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors, except his siblings. 

He was fired from Swimtastics.

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