A Cambridge, Massachusetts man is facing charges that he took nude videos of 13 different women without their consent or knowledge.
Teddy Browar-Jarus, 32, was arraigned Friday in Middlesex Superior Court on 38 charges, including 26 counts of secretly recording an unsuspecting nude person, 11 counts of willful recording of oral communication and one count of attempting to video record an unsuspecting person in a state of nudity, according to Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan.
Prosecutors said the allegations came to light last year when a former roomate of Browar-Jarus awoke hearing an unfamiliar sound. When she approached the bookshelf in her bedroom she found a cell phone with its camera facing the bed and the name "Teddy" on the home screen.
Authorities executed a search warrant on Browar-Jarus' bedroom, where they found multiple recording devices, including a laptop and a hook camera - a camera that looks like a plastic hook used to hang towels or robes in a bathroom but has a hidden camera inside.
A forensic search of the laptop led to the discovery of dozens of videos of women in a state of undress - some in the bathroom, others engaged in sexual activity, and several showing female roommates in various stages of undress in their own bedrooms. Many videos also included the recording of conversations.
The investigation also revealed that the hook camera had been installed in the bathrooms of two Somerville apartments in order to record women entering and exiting the shower.
Somerville Police were able to identify 12 women depicted in the videos, in addition to the reporting party. None of the women said they had given Browar-Jarus permission to take the video and audio recordings.
Browar-Jarus was released on personal recognizance and ordered not to have any contact with the victims or witnesses. He is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 7.
It was not immediately known if he had a lawyer.