A Cedar Rapids man is accused of secretly videotaping a woman who was undressing for a massage. Police arrested 42-year-old Michael J. Wilson at the 24-year-old woman’s home on July 3. Lieutenant Craig Furnish says the woman was taking off her clothes, preparing for a massage, when she noticed something unusual. "She got suspicious due to some noises and thought (Wilson) might be videotaping with a personal camera he had," Furnish said.
The woman, whose name is not being released, confronted Wilson about the camera. Furnish says Wilson admitted to the woman that he was secretly taping her as she undressed. "She contacted police as he stood by and waited," Furnish said. "We came by, seized the camera and charged him with invasion of privacy."
Wilson operates an unlicensed massage therapy business and had been to the woman’s home on other occasions, but only videotaped her once, according to police. Furnish says Wilson had several other clients, but investigators don’t believe he secretly taped any of those individuals. Invasion of privacy is a misdemeanor citation. Wilson is scheduled to be in court on Monday.