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Owner accused of placing spy cameras in rental home

Posted at 10:53 PM, Oct 20, 2016
The owner of a Las Vegas vacation home has been indicted for recording his renters in various states of undress.
Police say they identified eight victims on recordings captured by pinhole cameras placed in smoke detectors and other devices in the rental home.
Christopher Rogers is now facing five counts of capturing an image of the private area of another person.
Las Vegas police say alert renters staying at the house during CES in January notified them of the problem after spotting several of the cameras.
Detectives say they found a total of six "spy cameras" in bedrooms and a bathroom at the home.
Those cameras reportedly fed the video back to a server room with a DVR device containing 30 days of footage.
Using the footage, police say they identified eight victims that were captured in various states of undress between Dec. 15, 2015 and Jan. 6, 2016.
Detectives also say Rogers was shown on camera using a ladder to climb up and reposition one of the cameras.
Detectives say Rogers advertised the home as a vacation rental on various websites and services. They say the home was often billed as Casa de Rogers and Oasis Masterpiece in Paradise.
All of the eight victims identified in the report told police they were never told about the hidden cameras.
Attempts to reach Rogers Thursday night were unsuccessful
Airbnb, which the renters who discovered the cameras used to book the home, released this statement about the situation.
"There have been over 100 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings and negative incidents are incredibly rare. Airbnb takes privacy extremely seriously. There is absolutely no place in our community for this kind of behavior. The host was banned from Airbnb right after the guest reported it," Airbnb spokesman Nick Shapiro said.