A firefighter in Texas admitted to hiding a camera inside a fake smoke detector in his ex-girlfriend’s bathroom, police said.
Edgar Benito Aguilar, a 31-year-old firefighter in Fort Worth, was arrested earlier this month after the woman told police she found the camera inside a replica smoke detector in her bathroom that was facing her shower, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The woman told police in March she thought Aguilar — the father of her son — was responsible for installing it there. He had regular access to the woman’s home since they shared custody of the boy, according to an Arlington police affidavit.
The woman accused Aguilar of ongoing harassment dating back years, saying there were several incidents that made her believe he was somehow watching her. The woman also told investigators she believed Aguilar was behind some missing personal items from her home, according to the affidavit.
Aguilar, who faces charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony, later admitted to police during an interview that he went into the woman’s apartment to install the camera while she was at work.
Investigators said they believe Aguilar installed the device with the intention of recording nude footage of the woman, but no data or images were found on it, according to the affidavit.
Aguilar has been released from jail after posting bond and is expected to appear before a judge on Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News reports, citing Tarrant County court records.
Aguilar has been a member of the Fort Worth Department since 2014 and has been reassigned while an administrative investigation is under way. He has had no prior disciplinary infractions, fire officials told the newspaper.
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