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Police: Man uses secret camera at KS gas station

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Posted at 6:39 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 19:43:09-05
A Louisburg man is accused of taking inappropriate photos of teenagers at QuikTrip gas stations in Johnson County. 
 
According to a complaint against 63-year-old John Thomas Britton, police say he secretly used a camera to record victims aged 15-19.
 
He faces five counts of felony breach of privacy for three separate incidents that occurred in January, court records say.
 
According to a QuikTrip spokesperson, the company contacted police and gave them surveillance video. The spokesperson said police arrested Britton on the same day. 
 
He was charged on Feb. 5 and taken into custody three days later. He posted $10,000 bond.
 
As part of his bond release, Britton is “not to go on or around QuikTrips or schools and not to have contact with minor children who are not his.”
 
With Brittion out on bail, that leaves no comfort to people in the community. 
 
"Obviously it should be very disturbing to everybody that's there," said Prairie Village resident Earl Cooper. "You can't seem to go anywhere without worrying about something like that." 
 
Britton has also been ordered to stay off the Internet. 
 
He is expected to appear in court on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.
 
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Ali Hoxie can be reached at ali.hoxie@kshb.com.

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