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Church volunteer, Adrenaline Zone employee hid cameras in bathrooms, police say

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Jeffrey Eisenbath (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Jeffrey Eisenbath (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
Jeffrey Eisenbath is accused of putting a video recorder in the women's bathroom of the Adrenaline Zone and a church. (Credit: VineLink) Jeffrey Eisenbath is accused of putting a video recorder in the women's bathroom of the Adrenaline Zone and a church. (Credit: VineLink)
TROY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A Lincoln County man is facing charges, accused of installing cameras in the bathroom of a Catholic church and an indoor recreation center.

Jeffrey Eisenbath, 28, of Troy, Mo. is charged with invasion of property, invasion of privacy and possession of child pornography.

Authorities allege Eisenbath installed a camera in the women's bathroom of the Adrenaline Zone in St. Charles, where he was an employee.

Police said Eisenbath told detectives he also installed a camera in a bathroom near the sanctuary of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Troy, a place he has volunteered. According to police, Eisenbath inadvertently captured videos of himself hiding the video recorder.

“This is a case of an individual crime that affects many unsuspecting people,” said Sheriff John Cottle in a media release. “The Archdiocese of St. Louis has stringent background screenings of volunteers but it cannot always catch their secret habits. This is why law enforcement has cybercrime task forces in place, to catch individuals like Mr. Eisenbath.”

The Archdiocese said they are assisting law enforcement.  “The allegations against Mr. Jeffrey Eisenbath, if true, are a disturbing and unacceptable abuse of the trust we place in the employees and volunteers at our parishes and schools. We are cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigation and will communicate with those impacted as we continue to learn more about the allegations.”

Adrenaline Zone later released the following statement:

We are deeply saddened by the news of the recent events and their potential negative impact on the community. If true, the alleged events in no way reflect the values and standards we expect among our staff. We reassure that the accused employee has been terminated, and we are continuing to cooperate fully with the authorities on all matters relating to this investigation. 

Upon search of his home, police determined he had over 1000 videos depicting child pornography showing young girls. Eisenbath reportedly told St. Charles police that he is "addicted to child pornography."

Eisenbath traveled a large portion of the United States on mission trips and is very active in his church, where he had contact with youths, according to court documents.

He is being held in the St. Charles County Jail.

Investigators with the SCCPD Crimes Against Persons Unit encourages anyone who visited The Adrenaline Zone between Jan. 8 and 15, 2018,  or believe they may have had inappropriate contact with Jeffery Eisenbath during his employment at the recreation facility, to call 636.949.3006.

“This special helpline has been established specifically to address the concerns of those patrons and parents who believe they or their loved ones may have been violated by Mr. Eisenbath,” explained St. Charles County Police Department Chief David Todd. “Our Bureau of Criminal Investigation is working in tandem with Lincoln County to find and help any possible victims.”

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