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Prosecutor: Women filmed in Chili's bathroom

Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 30, 2016

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. -- A Hendricks County man now faces 15 charges of voyeurism for allegedly filming women in the restroom of the Chili's where he worked as a manager.

Justin Behnke, 40, of Avon, was already facing two counts of voyeurism for allegedly filming women using the restroom of his home without their consent.

Behnke turned himself in to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office on Thursday afternoon.

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On Wednesday, prosecutors added more than a dozen other counts stemming from nine alleged victims at the Martinsville Chili's. All of the women were employees at the restaurant at the time Behnke was manager.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Behnke reportedly told police he had placed a camera "about the size of a cellphone" in the women's restroom at the Chili's between March and August of 2015.

The camera was placed in a ceiling vent located over one of the women's stalls.

Behnke told police he deleted most of the files, but still had "only about 50," of which none contained children. Behnke claims he didn't distribute the files to anyone else.

At the time additional charges were filed, Behnke was already out on bond for the previous counts against him.

Chili's released the following statement about the charges against Behnke:

We are disturbed and saddened after hearing police reports confirming that a former employee secretly hid a recording device in the ladies restroom at our Chili’s in Martinsville.  We have and will continue to work closely with the Martinsville Police Department to fully support their investigation.  Our team members and our guests are our number one concern, and to that end, we confirmed again with the police that they performed a thorough search of our ladies restroom on February 22 and found no recording devices. We hope this does not overshadow the hard work of our Chili’s team members who take care of our guests every day, and we remain committed to providing an enjoyable and safe environment for both our guests and team members in Martinsville.


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