Matthew Walton, 37, of Genesee County, Michigan, is facing criminal charges after deputies said he used a hidden camera to record naked, underage relatives and others in the master bathroom of his home.
Photo: Genesee County Sheriff's Department
Photo: Genesee County Sheriff's Department

Man arrested after wife finds nude photos of underage relatives on his phone, deputies say

According to WNEM-TV, authorities found the camera May 3 after suspect Matthew Walton's wife discovered disturbing photos on her husband's cellphone and called 911.

"When she picked up that phone, she picked up the key to an unknown sort of life that he was leading," Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell told reporters Monday.

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Investigators found images of three teen girls and an 11-year-old boy, WNEM reported. They also discovered 100 photos on Walton's computer, authorities said.

"We learned from our investigation that (the wife) would have young girls, nieces come over to the house and babysit, and they would stay all night," Pickell said, according to

Authorities arrested Walton, 37, and charged him with four counts each of surveilling an unclothed person and using a computer to commit a crime, WNEM reported. He may face additional charges, as well, Pickell said.

Walton, who was freed after posting $12,000 bail, is scheduled to appear before a judge May 23, MLive reported.

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