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updated: 4/18/2014 5:03 PM

Warrant issued for man accused of hiding camera

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A child pornography arrest warrant has been issued in Illinois for a Waukegan man now jailed in Wisconsin on accusations that he hid a video camera in a female locker room.

Karl J. Landt, 36, 1600 block of Candlestick Way, is held in Kenosha County jail after being charged with 11 counts of possession of images depicting nudity for placing two video cameras inside a female locker room at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., authorities said.

Should Landt be able to post the required $50,000 bail and be released from jail in Wisconsin, a warrant has been issued for his arrest by Lake County authorities after child pornography images were found on a computer seized during a search at his home April 8.

Pleasant Prairie authorities began an investigation into the use of hidden cameras in the women's locker room at the RecPlex in the 9900 block of Terwell Terrace. The cameras were discovered April 7 by a female using the locker room, authorities said.

Melissa A. Wenckebach, 27, of Wisconsin, admitted to hiding the camera in the locker room at Landt's request. Landt and Wenckebach were each charged in Kenosha County Circuit Court with possession of images depicting nudity for illegally positioning the cameras to take videos of people in the locker room.

During the investigation, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, Waukegan Police Department, and the Lake County State's Attorney worked together to execute a search warrant at Landt's home, authorities said. Computers were seized and inspected, and a computer file containing images of child pornography was found, authorities said.

The computers and charges are under investigation, Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip said.

Authorities said the video file related to the Illinois charge does not involve the video collected at the Wisconsin rec center.

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