Man pleads guilty to placing hidden camera in Starbucks restroom

Man pleads guilty to placing hidden camera in Starbucks restroom
Richard Ipsen pleaded guilty to placing a hidden camera inside a Starbucks restroom.

SHERWOOD, Ore. -- A man pleaded guilty to placing a hidden camera inside a Starbucks restroom to record people who were inside.

Richard Ipsen, 59, of Tualatin was sentenced to one year in jail on eight counts of invasion of privacy and two counts of attempted invasion of privacy.

The camera was hidden inside an AC adapter that a Starbucks' employee found in May of 2013 plugged into an outlet in the bathroom. It was motion activated and would record customers as soon as they entered.

Police released surveillance photos from Starbucks during their investigation that showed Ipsen. Tips from the public helped identify him. He turned himself in last June.

Sherwood police said during their investigation they learned there were additional victims at a home owned by Ipsen in Bend, Ore.

Sgt. Chris Carney with Bend police said officers served a search warrant at the home and found evidence that house guests were being recorded while they were using the toilet and shower.

That case has not been resolved.