HUDSON FALLS — A Hudson Falls man was arrested this week for allegedly hiding a small video camera in the bathroom at a home he rented, videotaping a child and others in the home as they got in and out of the shower, according to police.
Michael Waldron, 41, was charged with unlawful surveillance, a felony, and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation by Hudson Falls Police.
Hudson Falls Police Detective John Kibling said Waldron rented a room in a friend's home on Main Street, and apparently placed a small camera that appeared to be a USB electronic device charger in the bathroom so it could videotape people around the shower.
A resident of the home found the camera and police were contacted.
An analysis of the camera's memory card and Waldron's cellphone by the Washington County Sheriff's Office uncovered "digital" evidence that confirmed the recordings, police said. There was no indication the videos were shared online or with anyone, but the investigation was ongoing, Kibling said.
Waldron was arraigned in Kingsbury Town Court and released on cash bail.
Kibling, Hudson Falls Police Patrol Officer Ed Ackley and sheriff's Investigator Terry Markham handled the case.