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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:49 a.m.

Happy Valley Police announce Kurt Higgins arraignment in invasion-of-privacy case; additional tips sought

Please reference CCSO Case # 14-20390

UPDATE (May 20, 2015) -- KURT HIGGINS BOOKING PHOTO

Kurt Robert Higgins, 52, of Happy ValleyBooking photo: Kurt Higgins

On Wednesday, May 20, Kurt Robert Higgins -- 52, of Happy Valley -- was booked and released on his own recognizance on three charges of Attempted Invasion of Personal Privacy. His booking photo is attached.

EARLIER (May 18, 2015, 11:05 a.m.)

Happy Valley Police have completed their investigation of Kurt Higgins, 52, of Happy Valley; he will be arraigned May 19 on three counts of Attempted Invasion of Personal Privacy.

The arraignment hearing is set for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Clackamas County Courthouse in Oregon City.

Higgins is accused of installing wireless surveillance cameras in the master bathroom of his home in 2014. The cameras were discovered by two 18-year-old women while they were house-sitting at Mr. Higgins' address.

On July 27, 2014, Happy Valley Police began investigating these reports of personal invasion of privacy.

After several days of initial investigation, it was determined a large amount of follow-up investigation was needed -- including search warrants of technology used in the incident and information and data files stored on cloud services.

In late April 2015, the final requested data files were received. After analyzing those data files, Mr. Higgins' arraignment was set.

Last December, a legislative briefing on "Protecting Privacy and Reducing Victimization -- A Law Enforcement Perspective" featured testimony from Sheriff Craig Roberts and other law-enforcement officials.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Happy Valley Police are looking for additional information in this case. Anyone with information on suspect Kurt Higgins is urged to contact us using the Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case # 14-20390.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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