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Condo association president ‘hides camera in guest room flower pot to spy on couple’

The president of a condo association allegedly hid cameras in a flower pot in the master bedroom of a guest house in order to spy on a naked couple.

Robert William Orr, 59, is accused of spying on a couple in ‘various stages of undress’, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.

The couple stayed at the guest room in the Palm Coast for a whole weekend before the woman discovered a plugged-in USB camera in a flower pot in the master bedroom while packing up on August 30, cops said.

‘This pervert installed video cameras in a condo that he was a caretaker for so that he could view people inside without their knowledge or consent,’ said Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly. ‘It’s a disgusting invasion of privacy.’

The couple took the camera to police. Investigators found footage of the couple in intimate moments.

Orr, who is president of the Las Brisas Condominium Association in the Matanzas Shores beachfront community, was also captured testing the camera in his own unit before installing it inside the pot.

He was charged with four counts of video voyeurism. Orr turned himself into the Sheriff Perry Hall Detention Facility on Tuesday and has posted $20,000 bond and been released.

Officials that executed a search warrant found more spy cameras and devices in Orr’s unit.

The unit’s owner said Orr was taking care of the place while she lived outside of the state, and that it was typically empty but that she sometimes allowed guests, police said.

Authorities urge anyone who has ‘allowed Orr unsupervised access into their home’ to check for hidden cameras.

It is not the only hidden camera instance recently in the US.

Earlier this summer, police discovered a camera hidden inside a fake fire alarm in a public restroom in the island of Sanibel in Florida. Dana Alan Caruso, 58, was arrested and charged with several felony and misdemeanor charges around voyeurism.

And in March, an Airbnb host in Comfort, Texas, allegedly captured more than 2,000 videos and images of people staying in his cabin. A Jay Allee faced 15 counts with lawsuits concern invasion of privacy.

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