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Warrant: Man hid camera in daycare's bathroom vent

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James Wesley Staley (Source: TheTandD.com) James Wesley Staley (Source: TheTandD.com)
ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) -

An Orangeburg man has been arrested and charged with voyeurism after an employee of a daycare business being run out of his home discovered a camera hidden in a bathroom.

James Wesley Staley, 39, was taken into custody last week after admitting to an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officer that he hid the camera directly over a toilet as a means of arousal or sexual gratification, an arrest warrant states.

The incident occurred at 320 Dantzler Street in Staley's home, which was also being operated as a daycare by his mother.

One of the employees noticed a camera phone placed in a vent above the toilet and notified her boyfriend who removed the recording device. Officers secured a search warrant to make sure no other cameras were hidden in the home.

Staley told officers he was responsible for the camera when they served the warrant, police said.

No video of minors was captured on the camera, according to a Department of Public Safety spokesperson.

Police said the daycare is no longer operating. It is unclear if the suspension of operations stems from the discovery of the camera.

It is unknown if Staley had any connection to the childcare business.

Staley is out of jail on bond.

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