IN couple finds Airbnb unit rigged with hidden cameras, police say


Police said the townhouse has been listed on Airbnb for two years and believe there could be hundreds of victims.

Derek Starnes looked at part more closely and found a camera and a microphone hidden in it - landlord had filmed couple secretly! A Korean couple traveling in Japan also found a camera hidden in a fire detector in July, then a month later a Chinese couple experienced the same thing in Taiwan.

They called the cops, who searched the property and discovered a second hidden camera in another room.

Lt. Bob Bourque said: 'We seized a lot of computer storage data devices, hard drives, computers, laptops SD cards anything that would store data.

Starnes spied an unusual hole in the smoke detector. He's been charged with one count of video voyeurism, but in his defense: Natt claims he'd rigged the camera up for the explicit intent of filming sex parties between consenting adults. Bounce Bourque said. "We don't know whether there are neighborhood casualties somebody who may have been dating him or a partner that doesn't understand they are being recorded, and afterward we have the opposite side of who he leased to through Airbnb". Starnes shared to ABC, "My wife and I are distressed by this situation". I hope that or victims will report as witnesses. Police said they found video footage of that couple and others in the bedroom.

Bourque was one of the officers who responded to the condo at Cedars Court.

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"They're also wifi capable so they'd beam a signal - he didn't have to hardwire them in", said Bourque.

Natt was arrested on September 29 and later released on a bond of $1,500, records show.

Airbnb officials said they're "outraged" by the accusations and permanently banned Natt from its service as soon as it learned of his arrest.

"He said it was for recording sexual activity, and his only response was it gave him a better angle", Bourque said. Our team has reached out to local law enforcement to aid them with their investigation of this egregious offence and we hope justice is served.

"Our question is, if people are aware the cameras are there, why are they hidden in smoke alarms?"

The statement went on to say that Airbnb takes "privacy issues extremely seriously".