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Man sentenced to probation on secret peeping conviction

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A Wilson County man and former state worker pleaded guilty last week after authorities say he installed hidden cameras in his bathroom and spied on another family member.

Bobby Craig Moss, 49, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of felony secret peeping, according to court documents. The counts were consolidated into five consecutive judgments carrying five to 15 months each. That sentenced was suspended and Moss was placed on 24 months probation, according to court documents.

Moss also received 100 hours of community service and was ordered to stay away from the victims and their families.

THE CASE

Officials say a family member was disrobing when she noticed a small hidden camera placed inside a folded towel in the open bathroom closet on Sept. 19, 2013. The towel had a tiny hole cut in it for the camera to record through, according to previous court documents.

At that time, the situation was dealt with within the family, and Moss admitted to having a problem with pornography, according to court proceeding transcripts.

Wilson County prosecutor Bill Orndorff told the court last week that family members found additional cameras or media cards in his room and additional towels that had a little hole cut in similar fashion to the one where the camera was found, according to court transcripts.

That’s when family members notified authorities. The woman seized the camera and notified another family member, who was married to Moss at the time. They are no longer married.

Moss, who worked for the Governor’s Highway Safety Program at the time of his arrest in November 2017, was dismissed from that job less than a month after his arrest, according to state officials.

Before working for the state, Moss served as a captain at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. He worked at the sheriff’s office from December 2010 to May 2013. Moss then worked as a highway safety specialist at the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, a division of the N.C. Department of Transportation.

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