A SECRET camera was found hidden in a woman’s locker room at a gymnasium, police said, as they searched for multiple victims.
A suspect has been arrested after a staff member allegedly found the recording device hidden behind the women’s locker room at Brookfield’s Elite Sports Club in Wisconsin.
According to a February statement from the gymnasium, the suspect is not a member or employee of the club but “a contractor to a company which we have used in the past with no problems or indication of a potential problem”.
Police said Friday that investigators have found evidence that leads them to believe “there are a number of potential victims.”
“The exact number is still being determined. We will continue to work with Elite Sports Club to attempt to identify these potential victims,” the statement said, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The suspect has not yet been identified or charged with a crime, but police say he is the only person suspected of filming inside the locker room.
A newsletter sent by the gym claimed that police identified two dates the suspect secretly recorded others – November 26, 2021 and February 18, 2022.
“It appears that 8 to 9 women were found on the phone, but only one person was compromised,” the newsletter quoted by the Journal Sentinel said.
Police received a list of women who were at the gym on those dates, the gym said.
“We have continued to carry out thorough inspections of changing rooms and other areas at each of our clubs and have found no suspicious issues,” the gymnasium added in the bulletin.
The Sun did not immediately receive a response from Brookfield’s Elite Sports Club when contacted for comment.
The suspect’s arrest came just months after another man was arrested in Wisconsin for a similar but unrelated incident.
Peng Dong, 33, was arrested last December after allegedly using a hidden camera inside a coffee cup to secretly record victims at several Wisconsin Athletic Club locations.
Police were called to the club’s location in Brookfield after someone found a camera in his coffee cup, according to court documents.
Dong, who is accused of secretly recording more than 500 naked victims, reportedly laughed when he was arrested.
After being taken into custody, Dong reportedly told police he estimated he filmed more than 200 men at three different locations in the Club.
Some of the records reviewed by police are believed to date back to 2019.
Police said there could be up to 542 victims, including minors.
At least nine victims appeared to be under the age of 10.
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