A Godfrey man was charged Wednesday in Madison County with videotaping home health care workers in his bathroom.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as 32-year-old Jeremy M. Foster. Foster was charged with three counts of unlawful video recording of home health care workers inside his residence.
Authorities said the health care workers were in Foster’s home caring for another occupant of the residence, who was not involved with the alleged videotaping.
The sheriff’s office opened its investigation on Tuesday. Authorities said they learned through a report that a video recording device had been placed inside a restroom in Foster’s home.
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Madison County Capt. Mike Dixon declined to describe how authorities received the report about the videotaping.
However, Dixon said that the workers did not know that they were being recorded.
The suspect was taken into custody Tuesday and transported to the Madison County Jail.
Investigators said they identified three individuals who were allegedly recorded by the device in Foster’s home without their consent.
Foster’s bail amount was set at $50,000 by Judge Neil Schroeder. He remained in custody as of Wednesday afternoon.