ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WMAR) -
A man charged for secretly videotaping at least two women is now being held without bail.
Michael Stephen McKenny was initially ordered held on a $100,000 bond, however, prosecutors argued that McKenny was a serious risk to public safety, the disturbing nature of the charges and his prior criminal record. At the conclusion of this morning's hearing, a Howard County District Court judge ordered him held without bond.
According to court documents, McKenny used a motion sensor feature on a video camera that he secretly hide in an apartment to record two women in their bedrooms and in their bathrooms.
Earlier this week Howard County Police released portions of that video that showed McKenny's face. Police were immediately contacted with leads that eventually resulted in his arrest.
Police did learn that McKenny had a stolen a key from one woman, which he made a copy of, and then returned several times to adjust and move the cameras.
McKenny was charged with 4 counts of burglary, 4 counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent and 3 counts of camera surveillance
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