Edmond Mom Calls 911 After Discovering Hidden Camera In Daughter’s Bedroom


Tuesday, February 23rd 2021, 10:49 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


EDMOND, Okla. -

A mother stumbled across a hidden camera in her daughter's closet and called police.

On it, hours’ worth of footage depicting her daughter in the nude.

According to Edmond police, the camera was tucked inside a sock, but a glint from the camera lens caught the mother's eye. Even more disturbing than the video, is who is accused of placing it there.

Dispatch: You said you believe there is a camera in your daughter's bedroom? 

Victim’s mother: Oh, no there was. We've looked at it, there was a bunch of recordings, and we know exactly who set it there.

In addition to recordings of the 16-year-old were images of the suspect.

“He’s seen on this video setting up and hiding it in this young girl's closet,” said Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Emily Ward.

He was identified as 18-year-old Colby Stechmann, no stranger to the family.

Dispatch: You said you do know who did this?                   

Victim’s mother: He's my son's best friend. Was.

For a short time Stechmann had been living with the family.

“It’s pretty shocking, to let someone into your home, give them a place to stay when they need it and have something like that happen is pretty violating,” said Ward. 

Police went to Stechmann's parent's home and arrested him.

After taking COVID-19 precautions, Stechmann masked up and then was taken away.

According to reports, the victim told police Stechmann often made comments about how "he thinks she is pretty" and how "he wished she was his girlfriend."

A police report also said Stechmann may have stolen the victim's underwear.

The girl’s mother was also concerned that he may have watched the recorded video remotely.

“There was another video of him maybe trying to take something off of it, or hook it to his phone,” said Ward.

Stechmann was arrested on a felony complaint of using electronics to record in an illegal manner.