HERNDON, Va. - A former civilian employee of the Herndon Police Department has been arrested and charged with secretly filming women in a police department bathroom, according to officials.
On Oct. 1, Michael Richard Carr, 30, of Herndon was arrested at a hotel in Orlando, Florida, and faces five counts of videotaping a person without consent in a location where there is an expectation of privacy.
Carr abruptly resigned from his civilian position as the Communications Manager with the Herndon Police Department late last month and that he cut off contact with his family, according to authorities.
Information gathered by officials indicated that Carr could be a threat to himself. At that time a missing person investigation was initiated at that time.
Police began a missing-persons investigation and during the investigation, information was discovered that indicated Carr had illegally video- taped female employees in the Herndon Police Department Communications Center bathroom, according to officials.
A criminal investigation was initiated and the investigation revealed that the video recordings were captured between November of 2011 and March of 2012, according to officials. He was working as Communications Technician II at the time, which is a non-supervisory civilian position within the department.
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Police say the initial investigation indicates the video recordings are limited to two victims; however, the investigation is ongoing. Both victims in the incident have been notified, according to officials.
Carr is being held at the Orange County jail in Florida pending extradition.