Upton woman discovers spy cam in her bathroom

Posted: 10/09/12 at 6:30 pm EDT      Last Updated: 10/09/12 at 10:39 pm EDT

UPTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- An Upton woman’s landlord is facing charges after he allegedly installed a spy cam in her bathroom.

“I was sitting here and I see this tube and I’m like looking at it and it starts moving,” said Shelli Stoddard.

Stoddard says she caught her landlord -- who lives next door -- videotaping her in her bathroom.

“And I look at it for a minute and my pants were around my ankles. So a little startled, I pull them up and I get a little closer and I realize that it’s moving, and it looks like a camera lens and I reach over and I grab it from the base and as soon as I grabbed it, tugged on it, it went flying down and disappeared,” said Stoddard.

Police say 42-year-old James Hill was in the basement secretly manning a video camera. Authorities say it was passed through the heating register in the floor.

Investigators say the camera was attached to a hand-held computer that can hold pictures and video. Investigators also say they are working to recover any images that may be on it.

“We’re looking at some other avenues to see if there are any other devices or any other recordings,” said Chief Michael Bradley, Upton Police Department.

“We don’t know how long this has been going on for. I feel completely violated. We’ve only lived here for a month,” said Stoddard.

Police say there could be more victims. Stoddard lives with a roommate and children also live in the house.

Hill is due in court Wednesday.

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