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Saline County co-op employee arrested after hidden camera found in women’s bathroom

March 30, 2019

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who they say installed a hidden camera in the women’s bathroom at the Dorchester Farmers Cooperative earlier this year, according to court documents.

Josh Hagemann was taken into custody by Saline County Sheriff’s deputies March 20 in the case, which came to the attention of investigators in February, according to a search warrant affidavit.

On Feb. 18, a woman who worked there found the camera plugged into an outlet, the affidavit said.

The camera contained 19 videos, showing women in the bathroom in states of undress, the investigator said.

A Lancaster County Sheriff’s investigator also examined the camera and learned 120 videos had been deleted from it, the affidavit said.

The Saline County Sheriff’s investigator learned the camera was only sold online through Amazon.

After subpoenaing records from the company, the investigator found Hagemann, an employee, had purchased several cameras through Amazon, the affidavit said.

Hagemann has since been released from the Saline County jail.

He had not been charged as of Friday morning, as Saline County Attorney Tad Eickmann continued reviewing the case for prosecution.

Under Nebraska law, unlawful intrusion is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail.

Hagemann’s employment status wasn’t immediately known, as a request for comment from the co-op wasn’t returned.