Police: Man uses camera system to spy on neighbors

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Dana Bishop, 63 of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Police say they arrested a Springfield man Thursday after finding he used a camera system to spy on his neighbors inside their home.

Officers went to the home of Dana Bishop, 63 of Springfield, after his neighbors reported suspicious activity involving a camera.

During their investigation, police found that Bishop had a camera system that let him see inside his neighbor's home.

Police say the Springfield man admitted to spying on a ten-year-old girl inside her room with cameras linked to his computer.

Bishop was booked at the Springfield Municipal Jail on charges of invasion of privacy. Jail records show that Bishop was released on Friday.

"We're afraid to come home and resume our normal lives. Not with him on the loose." said the 10-year-old's mother, Crystal Stutesman.

Stutesman spoke with KVAL News at her daughter's soccer practice. She said that the family haven't gotten a protective order against Bishop.

"We don't know what he's capable of ... I mean we already know what he's done so far," said Stutesman. 

Crystal added that Bishop had a security camera pointed at her daughter's bedroom window, which did not have curtains installed.

Investigators seized the camera system and Bishop's computer hardware. They ask anyone with more information on Bishop's activities to call the Springfield Police Department.

*Initial reports from police indicated that Bishop used a small "pinhole" camera to spy inside his neighbor's home. Springfield Police said that he instead used a camera from his property to view the child.