Former Chili’s manager accused of voyeurism turns himself in


Justin Behnke

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HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2016) -- The former manager of the Chili's restaurant in Martinsville has turned himself in after being charged with voyeurism.

Justin Behnke is accused of recording women in the restroom of his home. Police went to Behnke's home in the 1300 block of Chestnut River on Feb. 22 on a report of voyeurism. Investigators found video files taken from inside Behnke's restroom that showed women in various states of undress. Neighbors tell CBS4 they are disgusted that he was violating women's privacy for his own pleasure.

"You never know what is going on in peoples homes, even if you think that they are nice people. It is just the unknown, it could be anywhere," says neighbor Stacy Harrop.

Police said Behnke may have also recorded customers in the women's restroom at the Martinsville Chili's from March to August of last year.

"Obviously it was a small device because nobody saw if there was one there," says Martinsville Police Chief Rick Lang.

Behnke was charged Thursday with two counts of voyeurism by means of a camera. He turned himself in Friday afternoon at the Hendricks County Jail and bonded out around 1 p.m.

The owners of the Martinsville Chili's released this statement:

We are cooperating fully with the local authorities as they investigate this former employee.  While we cannot comment while the investigation is pending, we assure you that the wellbeing of our guests and team members is our top priority, and that we will take any and all action necessary or appropriate upon conclusion of the investigation.

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