April 18, 2014

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Police: Avon Lake man used camera to peep on co-workers

An Avon Lake man was formally charged Thursday for allegedly spying on his fellow employees using a pen camera placed in the women’s restroom.

Mucha

Mucha

James Mucha, 43, an employee of Catania Medallic, a supplier of metal awards and pins, was arraigned Thursday morning in Avon Lake Municipal Court on three counts of voyeurism, a third-degree misdemeanor, for allegedly putting a pen camera in a restroom at the company.

Mucha was also charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, that was found during a search of his home.

Avon Lake police began the investigation March 25, after someone from the business, located at 668 Moore Road in Avon Lake, reported finding the camera.

Police Lt. Duane Streator said Mucha could be seen in video from the camera.

“He was observed in the camera repositioning it,” Streator said.

Analysis of video from the camera revealed three female employees using the restroom.

Contact Kiera Manion-Fischer at 329-7123 or kfischer@chroniclet.com.