An area man was charged Wednesday with three counts of unauthorized video recording in Madison County Circuit Court.
Jeremy M. Foster, 32, of Godfrey was the subject of an investigation opened by Madison County Sheriff’s Office into a report of Foster unlawfully capturing video recordings of home health care workers inside his residence. Investigators learned a video recording device had been placed inside a restroom in Foster’s home. Evidence seized during the investigation showed several home healthcare workers were unlawfully video recorded while in the noted restroom. The healthcare workers were in Foster’s home caring for another occupant of the residence, who had no involvement in this matter.
Foster was taken into custody on Tuesday, June 14, and transported to the Madison County Jail, where he was detained pending a formal presentation of facts to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. Investigators have identified three individuals who were unlawfully video recorded, and are continuing to investigate the events.
Foster’s bond was set at $50,000 by Judge Neil Schroeder. Foster remains in custody in lieu of bond at the Madison County jail. Unauthorized Video Recording is a Class 4 Felony in the State of Illinois. The statute in part reads “It is unlawful for any person to knowingly make a video record or transmit live video of another person without that person's consent in a restroom, tanning bed, tanning salon, locker room, changing room, or hotel bedroom.”