RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Department of Public Safety said one of its workers has been charged with misdemeanor secret peeping. James Nance is accused of taking a video camera into a restroom at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women.
Nance told CBS 17 it was a prank. He said the camera wasn’t operational and that the whole thing was blown out of proportion. He declined a request for an interview.
According to the arrest warrant, the restroom was used by an inmate and staff.
DPS said Nance is an employee and that he works as an electronics technician. He’s held that position since 2011.
He was most recently assigned to the Central Prison.
“The Department of Public Safety has zero tolerance for any staff involved in any illegal activity,” a statement said. “The Department has many hard-working correctional professionals and it takes staff arrests very seriously. The Department is fully cooperating with law enforcement.”
More headlines from CBS17.com:
- Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants
- Man arrested after trying to enter DC security checkpoint with loaded gun, fake inauguration credentials, documents say
- Dancing trucker turns up at inauguration protest to promote peace
- Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified US capitols
- Two teens fatally shoot each other in Louisiana