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Details emerge on Thompson hospital hidden camera

Whatever photos or videos were taken by a recording device discovered last month in a bathroom at Thompson Hospital were not on the device after it was found.

“Once it was recovered and examined there were no images,” Canandaigua Police Chief Stephen Hedworth said Wednesday.

Police continue to investigate the hidden camera that was discovered and turned over to police.

Hedworth said a memory card had been taken out of the device. “Whoever placed it there obviously had removed the card,” he said.

Hedworth said the device was discovered when a person using the restroom saw something suspicious and found it “concealed in a power outlet.” The device was turned over to security. When it was examined and found to have no images, that was because the memory chip had been removed. The person responsible “probably still has the memory chip — maybe the intention was to put back the chip but we don’t know,” he said.

Hedworth said the device is a generic brand that can be bought from any number of different manufacturers or vendors and it doesn’t have a singular serial number. Still, the investigation is ongoing. “We are working on it,” Hedworth said.

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