Man Arrested After Woman Finds Video Camera in Bathroom
A Lincoln man faces a felony charge of voyeurism after a visitor to his home found a video camera on a mirror in the bathroom her family had used.
The man, whom authorities and the woman identified as Jorge Cenobio, 31, was arrested Friday evening and booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Saturday morning and released on $3,500 bond at 11:48 a.m., according to the Sheriff’s Department website. Cenobio has an April 17 court date.
A preliminary police report said a woman contacted Washington County deputies on Thursday (March 7) to report she had found a small camera on top of a bathroom mirror when she and her family visited Cenobio on March 1-2. The woman said she had showered in the bathroom and other family members had used the facilities during their stay, the report said.
The woman told officers she noticed a monitor in Cenobio’s bedroom, which was next to the bathroom, that showed surveillance of the residence on Raleigh Road, the report said. The woman returned to the bathroom, found the small camera and pulled the wires and battery out of it, the report said.
The report said the woman said Cenobio left the residence and acted strangely after the camera was disabled. The woman and her boyfriend confronted Cenobio about the camera, and the woman said Cenobio first said the camera didn’t work and then that he used it so he could see which of his children splashed water on the floor of the bathroom, the report said.
The woman, whose sister is the mother of Cenobio’s six children, said her sister went to the residence to remove her children, the oldest of whom is 8, and Cenobio became angry and drove his Ford Expedition through a fence on the property, the report said.
The report said officers obtained a search warrant Friday and found a small micro camera with the wires pulled out near the bathroom. Cenobio told officers the camera was his but denied watching a wireless feed while the family was in the bathroom, the report said.
Officers said in the report they found Cenobio “deceptive” during the first interview. Cenobio denied putting the camera in the bathroom and viewing or saving any images from it, the report said.
Officers found several electrical storage devices in the home and those would be searched after a warrant was obtained, the report said.
The report said Cenobio wrote the woman and her family an apology letter in Spanish.