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North Aurora couple filing lawsuit over hidden camera

Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 6:37 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – A North Aurora couple filed a lawsuit against their neighbors and the neighbors’ 16-year-old son, alleging the teenager placed a hidden camera in their bedroom.

David and Katerina Speers filed the suit last month against Scott and Teresa Thompson and their teenage son, whom the Speers previously had hired as their baby sitter. They are seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

The suit states on Nov. 17, David Speers found a mini wireless color camera in his master bedroom. The camera had a microphone “capable of transmitting images and sounds,” the suit states.

He then contacted North Aurora police. North Aurora Deputy Police Chief Scott Buziecki on Wednesday said the case is “under investigation.”

“We’ve not made any arrests,” Buziecki said.

The Speers also obtained an order of protection against the teen.

The suit states David Speers confronted Scott Thompson, who told him he had found at his house a receiver capable of receiving images and sounds transmitted by the camera.

According to the suit, Thompson told Speers he took possession of the receiver, but then the teen regained possession of it.

The suit claims the teen intruded on the “solitude, seclusion and privacy of David and Katerina Speers.” It also states the teen knew or should have known that access to the master bedroom and the second floor of the couple’s house was not permitted.

It also charges Scott and Teresa Thompson with failing to supervise the use of the camera and the receiver by the teen and failing to prevent the teen from installing or locating the camera in the Speers’ house when they knew he had unsupervised access to the house.

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