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Firefighter arrested after spying on unaware female

Firefighter is arrested for voyeurism after ‘setting up cameras inside his female roommate’s bedroom and bathroom air vents ‘

  • Steven Brandenberger, 38, faces charges of eavesdropping and video voyeurism
  • His female roommate told police that a friend of hers was using her bathroom and noticed one of the cameras in her air vent
  • She told police she then checked the air vent in her room and discovered another camera facing her bed
  • Firefighter Brandenberger was relieved of duty after being arrested
  • A fire department spokesperson said said the charges ‘are in direct contrast to the core mission and values of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department’

Steven Brandenberger, 38, faces charges of eavesdropping and video voyeurism

A firefighter is facing voyeurism charges after allegedly installing cameras to spy on his female roommate in her bedroom and bathroom.

Steven Brandenberger was arrested Monday on charges of eavesdropping and video voyeurism of a person older than 19. 

The 38-year-old of Seminole County, Florida, has since been relieved of duty from the Orange County Fire Rescue department.

The alleged victim told police a friend of hers was using her bathroom and noticed one of the cameras in her air vent. 

He sent her a photo of the camera, but when she returned home the camera was gone and a hole left behind, she told police. 

The affidavit went on: ‘Inside this hole were wires which were attached to more wires that lead into the attic. There was also what looked like a microphone or small camera in the hole which she disconnected and took out.’

The roommate said she checked the air vent in her room and discovered another camera facing her bed, according to the police report.

The victim contacted police and began moving her belongings out of the house.

When Brandenberger’s mother, who owns the property, asked the woman why she was leaving she told her about the cameras. 

According to the police report, Brandenberger told his mother the devices were ‘just sensors’. Deputy Kimberly Moore wrote in the affidavit that the mother believes the cameras ‘were wired into the home’s security system’, that her son monitored.

Brandenberger has been relieved of duty following his arrest on voyeurism charges

Brandenberger has been relieved of duty following his arrest on voyeurism charges

Orange Country Fire Department spokeswoman Carrie Proudfit said the charges 'are in direct contrast to the core mission and values of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department.'

Orange Country Fire Department spokeswoman Carrie Proudfit said the charges ‘are in direct contrast to the core mission and values of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department.’

Firefighter Brandenberger was relieved of duty on Tuesday in the wake of the arrest.

The department said in a statement: ‘Orange County Fire Rescue has relieved Firefighter Steven Brandenberger of duty, pending the outcome of an administrative hearing, following an off-duty arrest by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.’  

 Brandenberger had worked with the fire department for 13 years.

OCFR spokeswoman Carrie Proudfit said the charges ‘are in direct contrast to the core mission and values of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department.’ 

She added: ‘an administrative hearing will be scheduled to review the circumstances of his arrest and determine his immediate employment status with the Department.’

Brandenberger is currently being held at the Seminole County jail without bail.

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