A Lake Wales motel manager is accused of video voyeurism.
Police say 26-year-old Viren A. Patel, the motel's night office manager at the Budget Inn Motel at 530 S. Scenic Hwy, installed a camera in a guest’s bathroom.
According to the affidavit, the camera was facing the shower. Police say Patel installed the device under the guise the bathroom’s plumbing needed to be fixed.
Police say after Patel left the room, the guests heard something fall in the bathroom. They called law enforcement after discovering the camera.
Patel is also charged with illegal device to intercept communication. Police say he bonded out on Saturday.
Patel is a native of Gujarad, India, and he is currently living in the United States on a student visa. The affidavit requests Patel surrender his passport while the case is ongoing.