Teen arrested for bathroom recording at Huntington Mall

Published: Apr. 28, 2016 at 8:13 PM EDT
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UPDATE 4/28/16 @ 10 p.m.

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ)-- A man using the restroom at the Huntington Mall was shocked when he noticed he wasn't getting as much privacy as is typically expected.

Barboursville Police Chief Mike Coffey says a young man, only 18-years-old, maneuvered his cellphone under a restroom stall on three separate occasions to video-record the man as he was partially undressed.

It was reported at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, police searched the suspect's cell phone and found video of the victim, along with a video of another man using the bathroom in the mall earlier in the day.

The teenage suspect from Ona admitted to making the recording, the complaint says.

The suspect is charged with two counts of criminal invasion of privacy.


CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was caught recording another man while in a public restroom.

It happened Thursday at the Huntington Mall.

According to the criminal complaint, Colton Merritt, is charged with two counts of invasion of privacy.

Barboursville Police Chief Michael Coffey tells WSAZ Merritt was in a public restroom in the mall and held his phone underneath the stall and recorded another man using the bathroom.

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