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Last updated on Thursday, January 10, 2013
(NOBLESVILLE) - A Noblesville woman has handed police dozens of photos and videos that officers believe were recorded when her husband installed a hidden camera in a local children’s bathroom.
Ginger Briggs was devastated. She told police she discovered the pictures and videos when she used her husband's work computer to print a document in their home while he was out of town.
She began looking at what she described as approximately 75 pictures and four videos that showed a local 15-year-old girl undressing and showering in a children's bathroom.
A search warrant filed by Noblesville Police in Hamilton County Superior Court identified her husband as 27-year-old Justin Briggs. Local police say he is now in federal custody, and they declined to comment further because federal prosecutors are now handling the case.
The U. S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana declined to comment on the proceedings in the case, saying its federal prosecutors could not confirm or deny an investigation.
Police wrote in their search warrant that the 15-year-old local girl was the only known victim.
A relative of the girl says the teen is now afraid to take a shower since the recordings were discovered. That relative said the teenager expressed fears about other hidden cameras being found in other parts of the children's bathroom or elsewhere in that building.
The child is undergoing counseling with the help of federal court victim assistance caseworkers.
In their search warrant, Noblesville Police wrote that they interviewed the child and found that she had no knowledge of any camera being in that bathroom.
Their search warrant also mentions that Justin Briggs' face can clearly be seen adjusting the camera in some of the video clips.
After she took the computer and flash drive to Noblesville Police, Justin Briggs began sending text messages to her, officers wrote in their search warrant.
"Please don't do this," read one of the messages transcribed in the search warrant.
"Im sorry. Im sick," read another.
"I've ruined someones life and mine. I'm sorry I'm a monster," read another text contained in the search warrant.
Police says, his wife did not respond to the messages.
She said that officers scoured the local children's bathroom where the recordings were made, but no camera was found.
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