A Cumming man is accused of having a camera disguised as an electrical outlet record inside a woman’s bedroom, according to authorities.
Vernon Kyle Rowe, 30, was charged with invasion of privacy. He was booked Monday in to the Hall County Jail. He later posted a $5,000 bond and was released.
Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said Rowe recorded the woman between July and November “without her knowledge and consent.” She notified law enforcement after discovering a light emitting from the device, Ware said.
“Although it was several months, the victim detected it, took it off the wall and at that point was able to identify the recording device or camera,” Ware said.
Ware did not disclose how Rowe and the victim knew each other
“At this time, my client and I have not had an opportunity to review the state’s evidence as it has not yet been provided,” attorney Clint Teston wrote in an email. “Regardless of the state’s allegations, in Georgia, a homeowner can lawfully use cameras for security purposes and crime prevention. My client denies any wrongdoing. His focus remains on the health and safety of his child.”
According to the sheriff’s office report, the incident occurred on Flat Rock Drive in Flowery Branch. The victim’s age is listed as 35.
Teston did not respond to questions sent after business hours Tuesday.