Byron man receives 2 years’ probation in spy cam case

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(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: A Byron man was sentenced to probation after being accused of using a secret camera to take nude photos of a woman in his home.

Kirk Douglas Booth, 63, was charged with one count of interfering with privacy after a woman living in his home allegedly saw the illicit photos on his phone and reported them to police.

He received two years of supervised probation and $800 in fines and fees.

(ABC 6 News) – New court documents allege a Byron man took secret nude photos of a woman staying in his home and that he did it using a device all of us have in our homes.

63-year-old Kirk Booth is charged with interferance with privacy for taking nude photos and videos of a woman staying at his house without her permission.

Court documents say the victim stayed in booth’s spare room in late August. About a month later, someone else living with Booth saw the photos on his phone and reported them to police.

A search warrant revealed a camera hidden in a smoke detector.

According to the criminal complaint, Booth later admitted to installing the hidden camera.

Law enforcement say certain crimes seem to be getting more high-tech.

“This kind of investigation I think is part of the future of law enforcement. Use your gut feeling. Your sixth sense. If something feels wrong — it might be.”

Hidden cameras are not difficult to find. A quick google search brings up more than a dozen different smoke detector cameras.

Law enforcement say these cameras are small and can be difficult to detect without taking apart appliances.

Booth is scheduled to appear in Olmsted County court on January 11.