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Man brings video ‘evidence’ about ex-girlfriend to police, who charge him instead

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OREM — An Orem man who told police he had video evidence of his ex-girlfriend engaging in illegal activity is now in trouble himself after officers inquired about how he got his video.

The man, 28, was charged Tuesday in 4th District Court with voyeurism, a class A misdemeanor, and witness tampering, a third-degree felony.

On July 6, the man went to the Orem Police Department to say he believed his former girlfriend was engaging in prostitution and then “showed the officer video footage that he had recorded from her bedroom showing the victim in her underwear with another man,” charging documents state.

That’s when the officer asked if the woman knew there was a camera in her room.

The man claimed she did know, but when the officer spoke to the woman, she said the ex-boyfriend had sent her an email “and told her to tell police that she knew about the camera and to not ‘say anything stupid,’” the charges state.

The woman said she was not aware that a camera had been placed in the bedroom and that she was being recorded.