Investigators found a second hidden camera in another salon owned by a registered sex offender -- this time located in the business’ bathroom.
Tenants of both Salon Avenue Suites locations are mad and disturbed after learning the owner, Mark Alan Storch, is charged with placing hidden cameras in both locations.
The first camera was discovered in Storch’s salon in Marietta. A tenant performing Brazilian wax procedures and her customer spotted the device in a ceiling vent.
“Now the owner is trying to say he installed the cameras back in 2009 trying to catch the illegal activities of said residents at the time,” former tenant Meredith Hilton said.
Current tenants told Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt that when Storch learned the police had been called, he slipped into a back door, grabbed recording equipment out of his rear closet and left as police were up front.
Police obtained the camera and arrest warrants indicate they later found evidence from Storch’s Acworth location, including images from a camera hidden in a fake smoke detector in the women’s bathroom.
“Because of the nature of the images, it is obvious that the female victims did not consent to being recorded,” the warrant said.
Those who rent space from Storch said they have a lot of explaining to do to concerned clients.
“They were in my room getting a wax. We also didn’t know if there was a camera in here until investigators got in here and said there wasn’t,” a tenant said.
Storch has previous convictions for attempted rape and drug charges.
He now faces three counts of unlawful eavesdropping and remains in jail without bond.