2 arrested for hiding camera in New Hampshire hospital bathroom

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Two people have been arrested as a result of violating privacy within a bathroom at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Manchester Police Department told Boston 25 they received reports on June 15, 2021, that a device capable of capturing audio and video recordings was found in a staff bathroom within the hospital.

It was later determined after further investigation that the device belonged to a nurse employed by CMC, later identified as 33-year-old James Kelly. The second suspect was revealed as another employee of CMC, 30-year-old Heather Tempest, who was also directly involved in the incident.

On July 14, Tempest was arrested and is facing one count of criminal liability of another falsifying physical evidence. Kelly was arrested on July 18 and is now facing one count of violation of privacy (attempt) and one count of falsifying physical evidence.

CMC President and CEO Alex Walker released a statement following the latest incident.

“On behalf of CMC employees, I would like to thank Manchester Police for their dedication to this case. The trust we have in each other as colleagues, as well as the safety and comfort of our staff, are incredibly important to us all. We have appreciated the support and sensitivity MPD has shown our employees through this difficult incident.”

—  Alex Walker

It has yet to be release on when or where the two suspects will be arraigned.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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