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.
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.
“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.
He resigned from the department shortly after the camera was found.
An attorney representing Flesner said it was a “joke that went wrong.”
Flesner’s sentencing is set for Dec 18.