Photo: Thomas Marshall
NOVATO — A maintenance man was arrested last weekend on suspicion of secretly making video recordings of a woman, while she was taking her shower.
The suspect, 58-year-old registered sex offender Thomas Marshall of Novato, was arrested without incident on April 8 at 5:58 a.m., at his residence on the 1100 block of Second Street.
Marshall is accused of invading a woman’s privacy by using a concealed cell phone to record videos of her without her consent or knowledge.
The victim said she found a cell phone hidden in a bathroom cabinet at a residence where she was staying. She believes a neighbor set up to record her while she was taking a shower.
Because she is a frequent guest at the residence, the woman said that she initially believed the phone belonged to an acquaintance, before she later realized it was placed there for nefarious reasons.
The woman brought the phone to the police station. Investigators reviewed the contents of the phone and found a video of the woman taking a shower, which prompted police offers to arrest the suspect.
Marshall was booked at Marin County Jail, charged with invasion of privacy by using a recording device. Bond for his release was set at $50,000. He was scheduled to appear in court on April 12.