Police: Irwin man secretly placed video camera in women’s restroom

By Amanda Klein | January 8, 2019

Police arrested an Irwin resident Friday alleging he hid a video camera inside a women’s restroom of a North Huntingdon electrical plant where he was formerly employed.

According to a criminal complaint, Nicholas R. Traill, 31, admitted to police that he hid a motion activated camera inside four rolls of toilet paper.

Traill told police “he did place the device with the intent to view it later and watch the women,” according to the complaint.

Police said surveillance video captured Traill placing the camera in the restroom.

Police alleged in the complaint that four female employees were filmed without their consent Friday before the camera was discovered.

Traill faces charges of invasion of privacy, burglary, possession of obscene materials and harassment.

He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond and faces a Jan 23 preliminary hearing.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com

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