Charges – Man Hid Cameras in Bathrooms to Video Women
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man is accused of planting concealed cameras in bathrooms and secretly recorded video of at least two dozen women.
The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office has filed 25 counts of interfering with privacy against 31 year old Stephen Kulzer. A female friend contacted Rochester police in April last year about a month after she visited Kulzer’s home and discovered a concealed video camera in a plant in his bathroom. She told an investigator she did not say anything to Kulzer but decided to report the incident because she suspected other women may have been videotaped. She was right.
Police met with Kulzer and he admitted to hiding the camera - and three others. Police say he planted one in another bathroom at his home at 4296 Trumpeter Drive SE; another one in a bathroom at a shop he worked at in the 800 block of Homestead Village Lane SE; and another in a bathroom at a site in the 300 block of Woodlake Dr SE.
Police were able to determine the video recordings involved at least 24 women, some who had been recorded multiple times. The recordings dated back to 2011 and continued until Kulzer was contacted by police last April. He has been ordered to make his first court appearance April 12th.