Man arrested after installing secret camera in ex wife's shower

Published On: Wednesday December 19, 2012 4:55 AM
By: Sarah Weiss
Woman taking a shower
A Texas man installed a secret camera in the attic of his ex-wife taking nude photos of the innocent victim for nine months, officials said.

Manuel Tovar, 42, of Alvin, Texas, said he "wanted to see her naked" when his ex-spouse realized his secret camera, according to court documents.
The former wife recorded his confession during a telephone conversation, the papers said.

Tovar’s camera was revealed when his ex-wife asked a neighbor to fix a problem with her air conditioning and the camera was discovered according to court documents.

A laptop was hidden in the ceiling of the attic, with a USB cable running to a small camera. The
 woman said that when she checked the "My Pictures" folder, it was full of pictures of her in various states of undress.

Tovar was charged with recording without permission after hiding the camera on the bed in the house of his ex wife. Apparently the camera was installed in July 2011, while mending a hole in the ceiling.

The couple divorced in 2003 after 12 years of marriage, but Tovar remains in contact with his ex-wife and visits the home to see his children.