Manager of pizza franchise accused of illegally recording employee

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by DAVID SCHECHTER

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WFAA

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM

ROCKWALL - Of all the things you can do with an iPhone, add another to the list.

Rockwall police say 28-year-old Charles Ewing, the manager of a Papa Murphy's pizza franchise, used his phone to secretly record at least one employee changing clothes.

News 8 spoke to a man who did not want to be identified, and is a relative of a female employee.

"She's a very private person and she's devastated," the relative said. "I can only imagine what that's like. Pretty horrible."

An ongoing investigation will attempt to identify if there are more victims. For now, Police say one woman is seen on the phone confiscated from Ewing on Saturday.

"What you see is the female victim changing her clothes," said Sgt. Jeff Welch with the Rockwall police. "She leaves the frame for a few minutes. She comes back into the frame and at this point she apparently sees the phone hidden on a shelf up there. She picks it and looks at it and ends up turning it off."

Police say the video was taken inside a changing area used by employees.

Ewing is out if jail on bond, facing felony charges of illegal recording. We contacted Papa Murphy's but they haven't responded as of Monday night.

E-mail dschechter@wfaa.com

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