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Lawsuit: Teen placed camera in North Aurora neighbor’s home

Updated: February 10, 2013 6:07PM



A North Aurora family claims a teenage boy — a neighbor who once worked as their baby sitter — planted a wireless camera in the bedroom of their home “to view (their) bedroom activities.”

David and Katerina Speers have filed suit in Kane County Court against the teen for violating their privacy, and his parents for not supervising their son despite knowing his “inclination ... to make poor judgments,” the suit states.

According to the lawsuit, David Speers found the camera in the master bedroom on Nov. 17. He confronted the teen’s father, who acknowledged his son had a receiver capable of transmitting images and sound from a wireless camera. The Speers allege the father took away the receiver, although the son took it back, but failed to figure out where the camera was located.

The Speers’ attorney could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

No contact information was immediately available for the teen or his parents. No attorney has filed an appearance on their behalf in the case, which is scheduled for a March hearing.

Court records do not show any criminal charges have been filed in connection to the case. The lawsuit describes the teen as being 16, an age which would most likely land him in juvenile court if criminal charges were filed.

The lawsuit, which also claims the teen has been diagnosed with High-Functioning Asperger’s syndrome, was filed Dec. 21, about a month after the Speers obtained an order of protection against the teen. An affidavit to support the no-stalking/no-contact request states the teen put the video recording device in the Speers’ master bedroom “to view bedroom activities from his house next door.”



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