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Espresso Royale Peeping Tom arrested

Disturbing news has surfaced about a man who has been arrested for planting a recording device in the women’s restroom and capturing footage of hundreds of women at the Espresso Royale on East Daniel Street in Champaign. Police got a tip after a woman spotted a camera in the restroom. has the whole story:

[Female customer] told [Espresso Royale manager Lauren Gramly] a camera was tucked away under a table in the bathroom.

“As she was telling me, he got up and ran out of the store and left all of his personal belongings behind,” [Gramly] said.


The man left behind his cell phone, coffee and some mail. Those things led police to the Mahomet home of 57-year-old Michael Denight. When police searched the home, officers say they realized the problem was much bigger.  Police said they found hundreds of pictures of women and girls using the restroom.



Some of the victims were between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Those girls and their parents have been notified. Because of that Denight faces two federal child pornography charges. He’s being held in a DeWitt County jail. Denight faces up to 30 years in prison, if convicted.

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