Third Invasion of Privacy in Harrison County

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

October 5, 2010 - Clarksburg, WV - A third invasion of privacy act has occurred in Harrison County, this time involving a man in a Walmart restroom. 

Thomas Marks, 31, of Clarksburg, is being accused of using his cell phone inside the men's restroom at a local Walmart to photograph another man's genitals. The victim alleges that Marks reached his cell phone underneath the stall and took a picture.

Marks was charged with invasion of privacy and has posted a $10,000 bond.

In the last several months there were 2 similar invasion of privacy cases in Harrison County. One involved a man accused of photographing of a teenage girl from a balcony located outside her bathroom window.

In another recent case, a man used a hidden camera that was placed inside some shopping bags to tape videos under women's skirts at Meadowbrook Mall.

West Virginia
Invasion of Privacy Laws 

In West Virginia it is illegal to take a picture of a partially or fully nude person without their knowledge. If a person breaks this law, it is known as an invasion of privacy. This type of law would apply in a place of privacy where a reasonable person believes they could be partially or fully nude without the exposure of their body being visually portrayed by another.

When to Contact a Clarksburg Lawyer

If you believe that you have been the victim of an invasion of privacy, contact a Clarksburg lawyer who has experience handling similar cases and can advise you on your legal options. 

The Miley Legal Group can look over all of the facts surrounding your case and represent your best interests in a court of law. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation - 304-326-1800.