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Missouri man busted for hiding camera in bathroom during pool party

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A Missouri man hid a video camera in his bathroom during a pool party at his home, recording several guests — who confronted him about the depraved act a day later, authorities said.

Kyle Jon Vandermolen, 40, of St. Charles, was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of invasion of privacy after a woman using a bathroom at his home during an Aug. 29 pool party found a “covert video surveillance camera” pointed at the toilet, according to charges filed by St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar.

Cops said in a probable cause statement that about 20 people were at the gathering. The woman who allegedly found the device removed its memory and told her husband, as well as Vandermolen’s wife, before taking it home with her, authorities said.

The memory card had 11 videos on it that were taped earlier that day, including two clips of the hubby of the woman who discovered the hidden camera using the bathroom that showed his penis in the reflection of a mirror, charges show.

“The other videos show four different females enter the bathroom, remove their swim trunk bottoms and sit on the toilet,” the probable cause statement continues. “One of the videos is of a 4-year-old boy urinating in the toilet.”

One day after the party, the woman who found the camera and other neighbors confronted Vandermolen at his home on Ashley Place, where he confessed to placing the “covert camera” in the bathroom, authorities said.

Kyle Vandermolen.
Kyle Vandermolen remains free after posting $10,000 bond and intends to plead not guilty.

“Kyle Vandermolen blamed it on his ‘drinking,’” the probable cause statement continued. “Kyle Vandermolen advised that he had Googled counselors.”

Vandermolen apologized to the woman and the other neighbors who confronted him and recorded the interaction which was later turned over to investigators, police said.

Vandermolen, who remains free after posting $10,000 bond, declined to speak with detectives following his arrest, cops said. His attorney told The Post Tuesday he intends to plead not guilty.

“My client asserts his innocence,” attorney John Schleiffarth said while declining to speak directly about the alleged video clips. “There’s plenty of time for additional evidence to come to light. I would encourage the public not to jump to any conclusions.”

Vandermolen faces up to four years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted, a spokeswoman for Lohmar’s office said.

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