OR - Father Ysrael Bien logged on to a spy-gear website and paid $295 for the hidden camera that was discovered last spring in a Sherwood church bathroom, according to information turned over to police this week.
The camera, designed to look like an electrical outlet, came from the online retailer SpyGuy Security
based in Dallas, Texas. Police served a search warrant for transaction records there Monday after the business tipped them off.
A Washington County judge signed a warrant Tuesday for Bien's arrest on misdemeanor charges of invasion of privacy, tampering with evidence and initiating a false report, but police think the priest may not be in the U.S.
They did not find him at his last known address in Sherwood. Another priest there told them that Bien had left the country....A 15-year-old St. Francis parishioner found the hidden camera affixed to a bathroom wall on April 26. The device looked like a power outlet placed at waist-height near the toilet. Thinking that was odd, the teenager pulled it off the wall and brought it to the priest. more