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Man accused of hiding camera in Frick Pittsburgh bathroom, other locations facing 236 new charges

WTAE Pittsburgh 12/8/2022
Todd Anthony Bueschen © Allegheny County Police Todd Anthony Bueschen

The man already facing dozens of charges for allegedly hiding a camera in a public restroom at The Frick Pittsburgh, is facing more counts against him.

On Tuesday, 236 new criminal charges were filed against 35-year-old Todd Anthony Bueschen, including sexual abuse of children, child pornography, and invasion of privacy, for allegedly using hidden cameras to capture images of adults and children using the restroom.

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The new charges are in addition to the 90 counts Bueschen was already facing.

New court documents say investigators found about 3,000 images. In addition to restrooms at the Frick Museum, police say the suspect also had cameras in the public, gender-neutral restroom at the Frick Environmental Center.

Bueschen allegedly had more than 200 images of adults, children, and seniors from that location.

Bueschen turned himself in on Wednesday and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail to await his arraignment.

Brian Hogan, who frequents the Frick Environmental Center, shared his reaction after learning that, according to court documents, a hidden camera was placed under a restroom sink at the park between July 2021 and July 2022.

“It makes me feel, as a human being, terrible. It’s horrific. It’s violating beyond belief,” Hogan said. “The poor women and children that were violated is just unacceptable.”

This investigation started with a hidden camera spotted by cleaning staff at the Frick Pittsburgh, which led to the discovery of thousands of images.

Police said Bueschen was seen on the hidden camera placing the device in the museum restroom.

“It’s the first I’m hearing of it, and it just turns my stomach. It’s awful to hear that,” Rob Davis said. “You have an expectation of privacy when using the bathroom, for sure.”

Bueschen‘s attorney, David Shrager said the new charges were not unexpected.

“Of course, he’s submitting himself to the will of the court and the authority of the court, and we are complying with everything, but we are anxious to get into court to be able to address the charges,” Shrager said.

Bueschen was out on bond but turned himself in on this second round of charges.

“My client has zero criminal history, he has a loving family, and he has not had any contact with the court before, whatsoever,” Shrager said.

Police have not yet revealed the other locations where hidden cameras were placed.


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