Court records show that Kyle Muehlhauser, who owns Rams Head Tavern in Savage, is charged with six counts of "peeping tom" violations, and six counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent.
Howard County police say they began investigating in May after a woman said she was in the restroom of the Rams Head Tavern in Savage when a digital video camera fell onto the floor. Police say the footage showed a man placing the camera in the bathroom, and six different women were recorded. The Rams Head Group has called the incident an "isolated situation."
On Thursday night, Muehlhauser released the following statement:
"Last May, I was made aware the Howard County Police Department was investigating a patron complaint at our Savage Mill property. Upon learning of the probe, I cooperated fully with investigators, to include the turning over of personal property from my home. During this time, I also instructed staff to be transparent and provide any information that investigators requested. After more than 8 months, I learned late last week that formal charges were being filed against me, I was devastated. I turned myself in to authorities immediately and pledge to continue my cooperative stance.
While navigating the judicial process, I've decided to assume an administrator-oriented role versus an on-site operating role within the company. I am making these changes so as to not distract or interrupt the incredible customer experiences the extended Rams Head team delivers at each of our properties. I am very respectful of the 25-year Rams Head tradition and am sickened this incident has caused pain for others.
On a more personal note, while I realize there will be a time to tell my story through the proper judicial channels, I am nonetheless embarrassed and humiliated by the recent events. The best thing for me now is to focus on myself and my family."