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Brian Spear, who owns Spear Construction, was charged with attempted invasion of privacy after he allegedly installed a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business. By Belo Content KMOV Brian Spear, who owns Spear Construction, was charged with attempted invasion of privacy after he allegedly installed a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business. By Belo Content KMOV
Brian Spear, who owns Spear Construction, was charged with attempted invasion of privacy after he allegedly installed a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business. By Belo Content KMOV Brian Spear, who owns Spear Construction, was charged with attempted invasion of privacy after he allegedly installed a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business. By Belo Content KMOV
Brian Spear, who owns Spear Construction, was charged with attempted invasion of privacy after he allegedly installed a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business. By Belo Content KMOV Brian Spear, who owns Spear Construction, was charged with attempted invasion of privacy after he allegedly installed a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business. By Belo Content KMOV
Authorities said this camera was found under a pipe under the sink inside the women's restroom at Spear's construction business. Police said it was used to record women from behind. By Belo Content KMOV Authorities said this camera was found under a pipe under the sink inside the women's restroom at Spear's construction business. Police said it was used to record women from behind. By Belo Content KMOV

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- The owner of a Crestwood construction company is accused of installing a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at his business.

Brian Spear, who owns Spear Construction, was charged with attempted invasion of privacy.

Police said Spear placed a hidden camera in the women’s restroom and recorded women on the toilet.

Authorities said a former employee found the camera under a pipe under the sink.

The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she couldn’t believe she found a hidden camera in bathroom she’d used for more than 11 years.

“What did he see? How long has it been there? What was he doing? Why was he doing this,” the employee said when asked what went through her mind when she found it.

Police said the camera was placed so it would record women from behind when they sat down on the toilet.

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Spear admitted to the accusations in an interview with Crestwood Police, saying he’s a “butt man.” Police said he had watched video of several different women over at least a two-month span.

The victim said she was mortified when she discovered the camera was installed by her own boss.

“They’re sick. Why would someone want to see that? Why are they doing this to me?” she asked.

With her attorney by her side, the victim said she’s now suing her former boss. She quit the day she found the camera and has been out of a job ever since.

“I don’t know if he’s shared these images with anybody else but we will find out,” said Chris McDonough, her attorney.”

News 4 tried to get Spear’s side of the story, but he wasn’t at work when reporter Lindsay Bramson showed up to the business.

Spear is expected to make his first court appearance June 1.

 

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