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posted: 2/13/2013 10:58 PM

North Aurora boy charged with hiding camera in neighbor's bedroom

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Daily Herald staff report

A 16-year-old North Aurora boy has been charged after investigators discovered he had secretly put a camera in a bedroom of his neighbor's home while he was baby-sitting their kids, according to police.

North Aurora police were dispatched to victims' home shortly after 2 p.m. on Nov. 17. The homeowners had found a small wireless video camera with a transmitter range of 300 feet underneath furniture in a bedroom while cleaning, according to authorities.

Police obtained and executed a search warrant of the suspect's home on the 1100 block of Oak Crest Drive and seized computers, cables and storage devices. They determined the camera would not transmit out of the room it was placed in, so it is not believed the suspect viewed any images from the camera.

A Kane County Sheriff's Office forensic computer examiner also reviewed the seized devices and was unable to located any images from the hidden camera that were taken while it was in the victims' bedroom.

The boy's name is not being released because he is being prosecuted as a juvenile. He was charged with one count of unauthorized video recording and one count of disorderly conduct.

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