Kansas jury says man did not spy on nude employee

A Reno County jury has determined that the owner of a Hutchinson dog kennel did not use a surveillance camera to watch an employee in a tanning bed.

The Hutchinson News reports the jury on Wednesday determined that 42-year-old Terry Bryan, owner of Pampered Paws, was innocent of the charge of felony eavesdropping.

A former employee claimed Bryan used a concealed camera to watch her while she tanned nude in a backroom at the kennel last year. She said she noticed the camera, unplugged it and took cellphone photos of it and showed them to police.

Bryan said the camera was there for security purposes.

He would have faced a possible nine months in prison if he had been convicted.