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A North Aurora teenager who police say planted a wireless camera in the bedroom of the couple living next door to him has been charged with two misdemeanors, authorities said.

North Aurora police said Wednesday that the 16-year-old has been charged with one count of unauthorized video recording and one count of disorderly conduct. He was charged as a juvenile, and his name was not released.

The couple, who live next door to the teen and his family, said they discovered the camera hidden in their bedroom in mid-November. They told police that the teen may have planted the device while he babysat the couple’s children, according to a related lawsuit filed last month.

Police do not think the camera was capable of broadcasting outside the room, so they do not think the teen was ever able to view images from the camera, Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki said. Police seized computers from the youth’s home, and a search did not turn up any images from the neighbors’ house, Buziecki said.

The couple obtained an order of protection against the teen in November, and they also filed a civil suit against the youth and his parents.

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