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WCSO: Camp director confesses to concealing camera in cabin

Robert Powell (Source: KATV) Robert Powell (Source: KATV)
SEARCY, AR(KAIT/AP) -

A camp director confessed to concealing a camera in a cabin with the intent to target an adult female, according to the White County Sheriff's office.

The victim said she did not know about the camera.

No other recording devices were found after detectives searched the camp.

Officials at Camp Wyldewood fired the camp's director, Robert Powell, after he was arrested on suspicion of video voyeurism.

Powell was arrested Friday night. He had worked as a director at Camp Wyldewood, but the camp said it fired Powell after learning of the accusations.

Camp Wyldewood is a year-round Christian camp in White County near Searcy.

Powell was charged with one count of video voyeurism. His bond was set at $2,500.

His next court date is set for June 5.

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved. The Associated Press also contributed to this report.

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