Rosemount Man Charged with Installing Cameras in Work Restrooms

Tony Ray Nixon Photo: Hennepin County
Tony Ray Nixon

September 04, 2018 11:54 AM

A 55-year-old IT employee has been charged with interfering with privacy after authorities say an internal investigation showed he placed cameras in the restrooms at the Eden Prairie business where he worked.

Court records show Tony Ray Nixon of Rosemount is scheduled to make his first appearance in court in Hennepin County on Sept. 18.


The charge is a gross misdemeanor.

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According to the criminal complaint, Eden Prairie police met with management at Activision on Aug. 24 after an employee there reported he had received an email from human resources stating an unauthorized recording device had been installed in the unisex bathroom.

Management informed the detective an employee had found two cameras installed under the sinks in the unisex bathrooms there. They were removed and sent for analysis. Upon inspection, the complaint states, the detective learned the cameras had been mounted in such a manner as to point at the toilet.

Management reportedly conducted an internal investigation, which allegedly revealed Nixon had been shopping on the internet for "micro SD cards, waterproof camcorders and accessories, and battery packs, specific to the type of camera that was installed in the bathroom from June 19th to July 17th."

The complaint goes on to allege Nixon was initially evasive in an interview with the detective but eventually admitted to purchasing and installing the cameras. He reportedly said they had been there for about three weeks and had captured footage of employees, but he had deleted the videos.


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