ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- The owner of a Crestwood construction company accused of installing a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business has again found himself in trouble.
Brian Spear, of Sunset Hills, now faces a felony charge of aggravated stalking after he allegedly sent his ex-girlfriend several offensive emails, some of which contained images of him having sex with other women. He was arrested but released Wednesday morning after posting $30,000 cash-only bond.
Police said Spear, who owns Spear Construction Inc., abused his ex-girlfriend several times during their two-year relationship. The woman told police she now fears for hers and her pet’s safety.
The charges come more than a year after he was accused of placing a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business and recording women on the toilet. Authorities said a former employee found the camera under a pipe under the sink. Police said the camera was placed so it would record women from behind when they sat down on the toilet.
He pleaded guilty to the charges in June and is currently on probation for the charge. As part of his probation, he must perform 60 hours of community service and get a psychological evaluation.
Spear admitted to the invasion of privacy accusations in an interview with Crestwood Police, saying he was a “butt man.” Police said he had watched video of several different women over at least a two-month span.