MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU) - A Marshfield man is facing charges after allegedly using his cellphone to capture video of a 15-year-old girl undressing in a hotel bathroom. 29-year-old Joseph Wright is accused of placing his cellphone in record mode and setting it on the bathroom floor by a garbage can October 7th. The victim found the device while removing her swimsuit. She immediately contacted authorities because she believed the recorder was running.
Wright reported his cellphone missing to the front desk at Comfort Inn and Suites. He was also an employee of the hotel at the time. Police concluded the phone wasn’t missing at all, since the video recording also captured the image of Wright placing the device in the girl’s bathroom. Investigators confronted Wright at his home, where he admitted to recording the girl and with making other similar recordings on different dates over the past three months.
A court appearance is scheduled for Joseph Wright December 3rd. He is charged with Capturing an Image of Nudity and Invading Privacy Using a Surveillance Device. Other charges are being considered.