Texas Man Allegedly Planted Hidden Cameras in Home of Women and Child, Recorded Them Naked: 'This Is a Disturbing Case'

A Texas man was arrested this week after admitting to planting hidden cameras inside a home lived in by two women and a 4-year-old girl, police say.

Gregory Gene Walker, 64, of Katy, is facing three felony charges of invasive video recording and possession of lewd visual material depicting a child after telling deputies he placed four devices at the residence to make sure the toddler was being cared for, KPRC reported.

Harris County Constable Precinct 5 confirmed in a Facebook post yesterday the home is located on the 15800 block of Sandy Hill Drive in Bear Creek.

The adult female residents are identified as a 28-year-old mother of the child and her roommate.

Hundreds of hours of footage have been seized from the cameras, included images of the women and child without clothing, KPRC reported, citing comments made by policing officials during a press conference. The devices were found by the female roommate.

According to KTRK, it emerged two cameras had been covertly placed in the living room, a third was found in a bedroom and the fourth was discovered in a kitchen smoke detector.

Police said Walker was able to watch the output of the cameras using his phone. The devices are believed to have been in the home between June and August, when they were removed. The mother told authorities she had considered Walker to be a family friend.

The suspect turned himself in shortly after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is currently out on bond while awaiting trial, which is reportedly being scheduled for next week.

"This is a disturbing case made even worse by a pre-schooler being one of the victims," Constable Ted Heap said in a statement on social media. He added: "I'm just relieved that our deputies were able to get to the bottom of this, identifying the suspect and getting an arrest warrant for him."

Hidden Cameras Lead To ArrestDeputies with Constable Ted Heap’s Office have charged a 64-year-old Katy man after an...

Posted by Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 on Monday, October 14, 2019

KTRK reported that analysis of the home WiFi indicated the cameras were recording for about two months. The probe caught a break when the mother told police she was out of town in June and Walker had a key to the building. She said Walker helped her out financially in the past.

"He tried to help her out here and there financially," Harris County Precinct 5 Chief Brian Harris told reporters with week, KPRC reported. "This is somebody who viewed him as a grandfather, someone who she thought dearly loved her daughter, like his own granddaughter."

He added: "What he kept on emphasizing is he was trying to be a good neighbor and look out for the well-being of the 4-year-old. How you look out for the well-being of somebody by invading their privacy and looking at naked photos of a small child [is] absolutely ridiculous."

The investigation continues.

Gregory Gene Walker
Gregory Gene Walker, 64, of Katy, is facing three felony charges of invasive video recording and possession of lewd visual material depicting a child, police said. Harris County Constable Precinct 5