SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Police announced Tuesday they plan to charge a Bristol man accused of planting a camera in the women’s locker room at Planet Fitness in Seekonk.
A member of the Taunton Avenue gym discovered the hidden camera on June 25.
According to Seekonk police, a criminal complaint was filed against Mark McVay, 55, of Paddock Court, on charges of photo, video, or electronic surveilling and attempting to commit a crime.
Investigators said last week the suspect gave himself away because the beginning of the 21-minute recording showed him setting up the camera.
Seekonk police said some aspects of the case remain under investigation, which was assisted by Bristol police.
A date for McVay’s arraignment has not yet been set.
Following the announcement, a spokesperson for Planet Fitness issued a statement, saying “the privacy of our members is extremely important to us. We are pleased that the suspect has been identified, and we are grateful to the local authorities for their quick action in this case.”
Police are not certain if the Seekonk case was an isolated incident. Police records showed that Seekonk police contacted Barrington police Friday about another potential case of video voyeurism at a Barrington church, but didn’t say if the incidents were connected.
Police ask anyone with information about the Seekonk incident to call the Seekonk Police Department at (508) 336-8123, and urge anyone who sees suspicious activity to contact their local police department.