By Brian Maass

DENVER (CBS4) – A former Denver firefighter was found guilty Monday in a hidden camera case. Denver Fire Department Lt. Daniel Flesner was found guilty on two counts — criminal invasion of privacy and attempt to commit tampering with physical evidence.

Daniel Flesner (credit: CBS)

A female Denver firefighter who found a hidden camera planted in her bedroom in a Denver firehouse testified in the trial. She said she experienced “complete panic” after finding the concealed camera in March 2019.

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“I was really scared,” said the fire department technician, as she recalled finding the camera after hearing it emit audio. The hidden, motion-activated camera was disguised as a phone charger and was plugged into an outlet in the woman’s bedroom.

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He resigned from the department shortly after the camera was found.

An attorney representing Flesner said it was a “joke that went wrong.”

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Flesner’s sentencing is set for Dec 18.

Brian Maass