Local man accused of setting up hidden cameras in his rental unit

By Shakala Alvaranga | salvaranga@lasvegasnow.com

Published 10/20 2016 10:01PM

Updated 10/21 2016 10:29AM

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Police say Christopher Rogers hid cameras in his house and then rented out his property on Airbnb.

Police say Rogers recorded at least eight victims between December 2015 and January 2016. Officers say the surveillance video captured his tenants taking off their clothes, using the bathroom, and showering.

Police also found a digital video recording device that the cameras were feeding into and an iHome radio with yet another camera inside that recorded directly to a flash drive.

In a statement to 8 News Now, Airbnb spokesman Nick Shapiro says, "there have been over 100 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings and negative incidents are incredibly rare. Airbnb takes privacy extremely seriously. There is absolutely no place in our community for this kind of behavior. The host was banned from Airbnb right after the guest reported it."

On social media, Rogers boasted about his properties in Las Vegas, Miami and Cabo. We reached out to him tonight for comment, but he did not answer.

Rogers now faces eight counts of gross misdemeanor.

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