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Ex-BYU-Idaho student pleads guilty to hiding camera in women’s apartment


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Devan MacCabe in a February court appearance. | Stephan Rockefeller, file photo

REXBURG — A former Brigham Young University-Idaho student pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a camera and recording women in their bathroom.

Devan MacCabe, 23, was booked into the Madison County Jail on Jan. 20 on one felony count of video voyeurism.

MacCabe pleaded guilty before District Judge Gregory Moeller during a pre-trial conference Monday.

According to the BYU-Idaho Scroll, Moeller asked MacCabe if his guilty plea came from actual guilt or a desire to end court proceedings faster.

“I am truly guilty,” MacCabe replied.

Moeller ordered a pre-sentence investigation and allowed MacCabe to be released on bond.

MacCabe is due back in court in June for sentencing.

The Salem, Utah, man was arrested after six BYU-Idaho students in a women’s apartment found a camera in their bathroom that investigators believe had been there for a month.

“We went over and discovered a little pinhole camera was hidden in a towel hanger,” Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis told on Jan. 23.

Police say the camera MacCabe admitted to installing is similar to this one.

MacCabe was a student at BYU-Idaho when he was arrested, but a university spokesman says he is no longer enrolled.