A Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation park ranger was arrested after allegedly videotaping women in a bathroom at Houghton's Pond in Milton, according to state police.
Raymond F. McKinnon, 30, of Hyde Park is charged with multiple counts of secretly electronically videotaping, photographing or surveilling persons in a state of partial nudity and possession of and placing a device to violate wiretap laws.
State police say their investigation started July 30 when an employee using the unisex staff bathroom noticed a small, flashing green light that turned out to be a pen camera positioned in some stacked milk crates containing supplies.
"There is a video of the individual who placed the camera, adjusting it twenty seconds based on the forehead that's depicted in that video," said Prosecutor Jessica Brokaw at McKinnon's arraignment in Quincy District Court on Monday afternoon. "Several people have identified that individual as the defendant before you."
The pen camera was turned over to police, and investigators say evidence and interviews eventually led them to McKinnon as the person responsible for placing the camera in the bathroom.
McKinnon was arrested at his home on Saturday afternoon.
"I think it's good that they take it seriously because it's a lot of children that play here everyday, so you have to investigate it," said Deborah Tulis of Quincy, who was visiting the area with family on Monday.
McKinnon was held on $10,000 cash bail and ordered to stay away from DCR property and his alleged victims following his arraignment.
He has also been been suspended indefinitely without pay. The DCR released a statement regarding the incident:
"The DCR is deeply disturbed by these allegations, and remains committed to assisting the State Police as they continue their investigation."