TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — A 59-year-old Travelers Rest man has been arrested on a peeping Tom charge in connection with a room he rented out through Airbnb.
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office allege that Douglas Albert Manor placed a hidden camera inside a room he advertised for rent, secretly recording guests during their stay at the property, located at 2012 Little Texas Rd. in Travelers Rest.
According to a warrant, a female staying at the property on August 8 discovered a hidden camera in the bedroom to the right side of the bed. The warrant alleges videos of victims were discovered on the device.
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Manor was arrested on Friday and transported to the Greenville County Detention Center.
Following the incident, Airbnb released the following statement:
"Airbnb takes privacy extremely seriously and there is absolutely no place in our community for this kind of behavior. This host has been permanently banned from our platform and we are fully supporting our guest. Our team has also reached out to law enforcement to offer our assistance. Surveillance devices are never permitted in private spaces, such as bathrooms, bedrooms, or other sleeping areas. There have been over 300 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings to date and negative incidents are extremely rare."
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