Baxter Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Breach of Privacy

Baxter Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Breach of Privacy
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A Baxter Springs, Kansas man enters a guilty plea to one count of breach of privacy.

At his formal arraignment on August 28th, 2018, 44-year-old Troy Maxton admitted to “putting a camera in an inappropriate place.”

Cherokee County Attorney Jake Conard told the court that Maxton placed a cell phone camera under a bathroom door to take a picture, knowing there was a juvenile female inside. Detectives with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office seized Maxton’s cell phone and recovered an image of the bathroom floor and door.

According to Conard, the Kansas breach of privacy statute makes it a felony to secretly photograph or record any person who is nude or in a state of undress.

Maxton faces up to 23 months in prison. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in Cherokee County District Court on October 24th, 2018.

As a condition of Maxton’s guilty plea, he’s required to register as a sex offender in any county where he lives or works.