Onalaska business owner charged with secretly filming, taking photos of employees in the bathroom

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — A 61-year-old Onalaska business owner has been charged with filming employees using the restroom without their knowledge or permission.

Authorities claim James Bradford Dinsmoor — who also goes by Brad, according to the complaint — filmed and took photos of independent contractors whom he employed at Dinsmoor Strategies. The criminal complaint claims Dinsmoor secretly recorded photos and videos using a camera hidden in a decorative house set on the toilet tank in the bathroom.

An employee discovered the camera, took it and handed it over to authorities, according to the complaint.

During an executed search warrant, law enforcement claim they found 261 photos and 124 videos of individuals using the bathroom. Dinsmoor initially told authorities that he used the camera for problems with porch pirates and to ensure a plumber correctly fixed a water issue with his toilet, according to the complaint.

Dinsmoor was arrested on January 11. He faces 4 counts of Capture an Intimate Representation Without Consent, which is a Class I felony.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 27.