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Bad Eye: Fire Captain Accused of Hiding Camera in YMCA Bathroom Pleads Not Guilty

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UPDATE: MUNSON TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) -  Geauga County Sheriffs Deputies have made an arrest in the case of a hidden camera found inside a YMCA bathroom stall.

19 Action News broke the story first Monday morning that officials arrested Fire Captain Daniel Serge in connection to a hidden camera found inside a handicapped bathroom stall of the Munson Township YMCA.

This, after an alert janitor noticed the new air-freshener unit and opened it up only to find a digital camera set to record.

Serge - who has been a firefighter for over 20 years - was charged with pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. He pleaded not guilty in court on Monday.

"The department was caught totally off guard by this incident and we are deeply concerned and troubled," said Mayfield Heights Fire Chief Michael J. Forte. "I have known Dan for almost 24 years. He is a very well-respected person on the department."

"It's disturbing first of all that an individual would go to those lengths but professionally we're a membership driven organization and our responsibility is to the safety and privacy of our members," said Rick Haase, YMCA VP of Marketing.

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