A Copiague teen was arrested Tuesday after it was discovered that he’d placed a recording device in the bathroom of a woman renting an apartment from his father, Suffolk County police said.
Police said the “an audio device” did not have video capabilities.
The teen was identified as a 16-year-old male. The address of the residence was not released by police because the female tenant, 25, is the alleged victim of a crime.
Police said that sometime between April 6 and 7 the teen entered the “apartment of a 25-year-old woman and placed a recording device in her bathroom.”
The woman later found the device and turned it over to police, leading to an investigation by First Precinct Crime Section officers — who arrested the teen at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
The teen was charged with attempted eavesdropping and possession of an eavesdropping device.
He faces arraignment at a later date, police said.