News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:49
Happy Valley Police announce Kurt Higgins arraignment
in invasion-of-privacy case; additional tips sought
Please reference CCSO Case #
UPDATE (May 20, 2015) -- KURT HIGGINS BOOKING PHOTO
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
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.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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