An employee of the Florida Sheriff’s Office hid a camera in his roommate’s bedroom, authorities said.
Llewellyn Barkhizer, a 26-year-old communications specialist for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested Saturday after his roommate found a GoPro camera in a vent in his bedroom, the arrest report said. Obtained by Orlando Sentinel.
Deputies said Barclays’ roommate, who did not have an identity, discovered the recording device on Friday when he saw that he could not normally see the light in the vent from the adjoining kitchen, deputies said.
Barkhaizar told a maintenance man at their apartment complex that the woman may have placed the camera there, but the woman checked building records to see if any employees had been in the apartment since March, according to arrest reports.
Barclays later admitted to leaving the camera in the vent, deputies said. Investigators also seized a camera, Barkhizar’s cellphone and his laptop, Sentinel said.
Sheriff John Mina told the newspaper in an email: “All Orange County Sheriff’s Office staff maintains the highest standards of conduct. “These allegations will be thoroughly investigated and the results of the investigation will be released.”
Sheriff’s officials said Berkizer, who was charged with counting a video viewer, joined the law enforcement agency in June 201. Sheriff’s officials said he was released unpaid because of ongoing internal and criminal investigations.