UTAH COUNTY (ABC4 News) – A West Jordan man, working as an electrician, was arrested after deputies said a teenage girl caught him recording her after she got out of the shower.
Jay Lynn Magnuson, 29, was arrested on November 6 and booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and voyeurism.
On November 2, a Utah County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the report of a man secretly recorded a juvenile teen in her home in Eagle Mountain.
The victim was home alone while the family had an electrician doing work in the house.
The teen sent text messages to her mother, telling her she could not call because she was afraid of what would happen if the electrician realized she knew what he was doing. She reported that she saw an iPhone through a vent in her room that she believed was recording her. She told her mother she saw the phone move up and down several times.
While on their way home, the parents called the contractor and asked him to tell his employee to immediately leave their home. The electrician left the home prior to the parents returning.
Detectives said Magnuson later admitted he had used his phone to record the victim, in her bedroom, while she had no clothes on. Magnuson deleted the videos prior to talking to detectives, but when they searched his phone they found evidence that he had used the web browser on his phone to search terms related to “hidden” cameras and teens “changing in locker room.”
Magnuson’s bail was set at $10,000.00 cash or bond. Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing.