When a Fuquay-Varina man said he had romantic feelings for his friend’s 27-year-old daughter, the friend told him the woman was too young for him.
So police believe the man, 39-year-old Brian Keith Fisher, installed a hidden camera in the woman’s bedroom and secretly captured images of her for three months.
Fisher was charged this week with one felony count of secret peeping, according to an arrest warrant filed with Wake County courts.
Investigators say Fisher secretly installed, “for the purpose of arousing sexual desire,” a high-definition camera that captured video and images of the woman without her consent.
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The alleged offenses occurred between April 1 and June 29, according to the arrest warrant.
The victim told police June 29 that she had found what appeared to be a hidden camera in her bedroom. The device, which looked like a USB wall charger, was located on a desk and plugged into an extension cord that was concealed by furniture, according to a search warrant.
When the woman’s father plugged in the device and it showed up on his password-protected Wi-Fi, he became suspicious, police say.
The man told detectives that Fisher had previously expressed romantic “feelings” toward his daughter, but the father would not give his approval because of the 12-year age gap between them.
Police searched Fisher’s home and found packaging for the hidden camera in a kitchen trash can, according to the search warrant.
The victim’s father told police that Fisher had “house-sat” for the family in May and knew the Wi-Fi password. He also said Fisher had been acting “odd” after the device was disabled, the search warrant said.
Fisher initially denied putting the camera in the woman’s bedroom, but minutes later told officers he had installed the device, according to the search warrant.
Fisher was taken to the Wake County jail, where he was placed under a $5,000 bail, court records show.