Wake nursing assistant arrested after secret camera found in women’s restroom

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A county employee was arrested Monday after a camera was found in a women’s restroom at the Wake County Public Health Center on Sunnybrook Road, according to the Raleigh Police Department.

James Otis Perry, 50, of Raleigh, was charged with installing or using a secret photo device and carrying a concealed gun, according to county arrest records.

A Wake spokesperson confirmed that Perry has been employed with the county as a certified nursing assistant for 17 years.

“We are aware that this employee is under current investigation and are monitoring the situation,” they said in an email.

Laura Hourigan, a Raleigh police spokeswoman, said the camera was discovered in a women’s restroom at the county health center.

Perry was not armed while inside the facility, but a gun was found in his car, she added.

Under North Carolina state law, it is a felony offense to use or install a device to capture non-consensual images of another person “for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of any person.”

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