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Colfax man arrested for allegedly filming women in bathrooms

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Michael Novak was arrested for secretly recording women Michael Novak was arrested for secretly recording women
COLFAX, Wash. -

A man was arrested after deputies believe he had been secretly filming multiple women using the bathroom. Court documents indicate the recordings were taken both in his home, as well as one of the alleged victim's homes. The recordings dated back several years, according to court records.

Michael A. Novak was arrested as deputies arrived with a search warrant for his home. His alleged victim's said they knew and trusted him.

"The trust for mankind for me, has been broken," said one victim.

The allegations are chilling, women secretly filmed in their most intimate moments. The plan discovered by one very observant woman.

"I was scared," she said. "I was in disbelief. I'm having a hard time coping."

The victim said she saw a camera recording her. She said it was hidden in the suspect's hamper. She brought her friend into Novak's bathroom so she could see the discovery too. They briefly flipped through the disturbing contents, finding pics and video of several unsuspecting women.

The women reported it to deputies. A search of the home Novak shares with his wife turned up evidence of even more cameras.

"The things of me were from years ago," said another victim.

This victim said Novak was her maintenance man about six or seven years ago. She believes he installed a camera in her bathroom during one of his repairs.

The investigation also turned up evidence of someone…deputies believe is Novak… touching a passed out woman while touching himself.

"We knew this was a very serious situation," said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers.

Novak is held on a $100,000 bond. He'll be back in court Friday.

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