A Lafayette man accused of planting a hidden camera in a woman’s bathroom was sentenced to probation and work release Friday.
Ryan Gabriel Pacheco, 24, pleaded guilty in September to second-degree burglary and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, with an agreement to sex offender supervised probation.
On Friday, Pacheco was sentenced by Boulder District Judge Bruce Langer to eight years of sex offender probation on the burglary charge. But Langer also added 20 days of work release for the invasion of privacy count.
According to an arrest affidavit, a woman called Lafayette police in February after she found a hidden camera in a basement bathroom at the home she was renting.
The woman told police she suspected Pacheco, though the nature of her relationship with him and the reason she suspected it was Pacheco was redacted in the affidavit. Police told the woman and her roommate not to alert Pacheco or the landlord about the camera until they could investigate.
The next day, the roommate saw Pacheco at the front door before he ran off. A neighbor also told police she saw Pacheco at the door before he fled.
Police went to Pacheco’s house and arrested him later that day. Pacheco admitted he had been at the women’s house, but said he was there to play with a dog.
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