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Marathon Co. man faces charges in hidden camera case


A Marathon County man is charged with Invasion of Privacy after Wausau Police said he hid a surveillance camera in a restroom at a business in Wausau.

Police say a woman discovered the device at Motion Industries and reported it.

Monday, 45-year-old John Bahr of Marathon City was charged.

According to the criminal complaint Bahr admitted to setting up the camera in the restroom around 11 a.m. last Friday.

Wausau Police said it was discovered about an hour later.

"There's a lot of electronics that needs to be looked at and viewed and the information needs to be retrieved, but the initial preview of a couple of those items where there was nudity on some of those items," said Wausau Police Chief, Jeff Hardel.

According to the complaint, Bahr has worked for the company for about eight years. We tried to give both Bahr and Motion Industries a chance to comment on the charges. Both declined.

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