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Man charged with secret filming in Bend home

Richard IpsenA Tualatin man charged with placing a hidden video camera in the bathroom of a Sherwood Starbucks appeared in Deschutes County Circuit Court on Tuesday, indicted on similar charges.

Richard Ipsen, 59, is accused of planting a video device in the bathroom of his second home, in the 2300 block of Northwest Lolo Drive in Bend. The Bend Police Department reported a June 14 search of the property recovered a similar device. The search warrant was issued after Sherwood police investigators notified Bend law enforcement about the results of the Washington County investigation.

In Sherwood, the video camera was concealed to look like an AC adapter and was discovered in the bathroom of the coffee shop, on the corner of Borcher’s Drive and Roy Rogers Road. The hidden camera reportedly recorded customers using the restroom. The hidden camera from Ipsen’s home in Bend reportedly recorded his house guests showering and using the toilet, according to Lt. Chris Carney with the Bend Police Department.

Ipsen turned himself in at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on June 25, and plead not guilty to eight counts of invading personal privacy and eight counts of attempted invasion of personal privacy.

In Bend, Carney confirmed there were at least three victims who weren’t “local people.”

“He’s from Tualatin, so there’s a bit of assumption, since this is the second home, his vacation home, most likely these folks came over with him,” he said.




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