New charges filed in locker room hidden camera case

Kenosha-- Prosecutors in Kenosha County say two people who placed hidden cameras in a women's locker room at an athletic center in Pleasant Prairie, did the same thing at their former workplace.

27-year-old Melissa Wenckebach and 36-year-old Karl Landt were charged with 214 counts with capturing an image of nudity, a felony.

They were also facing three dozen counts for allegedly videotaping women and girls changing clothes inside a locker room at the RecPlex athletic center in Pleasant Prairie.   A new criminal complaint filed Thursday claims they did the same thing in the women's locker room at Uline, a packaging materials distributor also in Pleasant Prairie where the two worked before they were fired.

Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Carli McNeill said, \"No one was aware that this videotaping was occurring at Uline, and so therefore, no one could have consented to it.  We have the specific no consents from the people who are identified, but it's very clear that the people who are unidentified did not consent because no one aware that this was happening

A conviction on all 214 counts carries a maximum punishment of $2.1 million in fines and 700 years in prison.  Both Wenckebach and Landt were released on $10,000 bond.


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