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Grovetown Man Secretly Records Roommate & Posts Video


A Grovetown man has been charged with secretly recording a female roommate in their shared bathroom, a naked video that he later posted on an overseas porn site that won’t take it down, authorities said.

Ricky Duane Baldwin, 49, of Parkridge Drive, Grovetown, was charged last Wednesday with felony unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance, and he has since been released on $2,600 bond.

Authorities say Baldwin worked at pizza shop with the victim a year ago. That’s when he allegedly showed a male co-worker the pornographic video that he posted on a website called That co-worker notified the victim, a 23-year-old woman who lived at a Grovetown residence with Baldwin and another woman from September 2012-June 2013, sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

The victim called Baldwin and he agreed to take it down and seek counseling. When he wasn’t able to have the video removed and stopped counseling, the victim pursued charges with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

“Obviously, this was a shock to her. There was no indication this had been done before by him,” Capt. Morris said.

The sheriff’s office has also got no response from operators of the porn site, which is based in the United Kingdom, Capt. Morris said.

An investigation shows that Baldwin confessed to placing a hidden camera in the bathroom and setting it on video. He recorded his younger female roommate as she was nude and semi-nude, Capt. Morris said. It’s unclear when he posted the video or why.

Baldwin, a retired Army sergeant, no longer works at the pizza place and began working recently at a local car dealership about three weeks ago. He was fired from that job today, according to a supervisor.

Reader at the car dealership (before he was terminated), Baldwin said, “Matters will be taken care of in court.”

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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