Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 6:10 am
GLENS FALLS — A Granville man was charged with eavesdropping Saturday after his ex-girlfriend discovered a recording device hidden in a child’s backpack, police said.
Donald A. Connolly, 34, of Route 22, was charged with felony eavesdropping after someone in the ex-girlfriend’s home spotted a red light on a 4-year-old’s backpack, Glens Falls Police Sgt. Keith Knoop said.
Knoop described the incident as follows:
Connolly and the ex-girlfriend have a 4-year-old child in common. Connolly had dropped the child off at the woman’s Glens Falls home Saturday, and a short time later the light was spotted on the backpack.
They found what appeared to be a recording device sewn into the backpack, and brought it to the Police Department. Police confirmed it was an audiorecorder.
Connolly was called to the police station, and admitted he put the device on the backpack.
He did not explain why, but Knoop said it appeared to be related to a custody dispute.
He was charged with eavesdropping and released pending prosecution in City Court. Police Officer Dan Habshi made the arrest.