Hospital worker hid recording device in bathroom: Texas police

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The employee was charged with invasive visual recording, police said.

A hospital worker found a recording device hidden in an employee bathroom, according to Texas authorities.

Now another employee has been charged with invasive visual recording.

The Sugar Land Police Department said the recording device was found Oct. 4 in a workers-only restroom at Houston Methodist Hospital Sugar Land.

Authorities identified a male employee as a suspect, and on Nov. 2, the man was arrested, according to a Nov. 4 news release. He is being held in Fort Bend County Jail on $25,000 bond.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital did not immediately respond to a request for comment from McClatchy News on Nov. 4, but a spokesperson told KTRK the employee had been terminated.

In Texas, invasive visual recording is a criminal offense in state prison. Someone can be charged with invasive visual recording if they photograph or film another person in a bathroom or locker room.

Kaitlyn Alanis is a McClatchy national real-time reporter based in Kansas. She is an alumnus of agricultural communication and journalism at Kansas State University.

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