West Bend hospital hidden camera, man pleads no contest

Steven Weis

A former Froedtert West Bend Hospital employee charged with dozens of felonies – including possession of child pornography and stalking – reached a plea deal with prosecutors on Thursday, June 6.

Prosecutors said 46-year-old Steven Weis used a hidden camera to record his coworkers in the bathroom. Court records show he pleaded no contest to 31 counts, and the remaining charges were dismissed.

Weis is scheduled to be sentenced in August.

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Case Details

Charges were filed against Weis in July 2023. Prosecutors said Weis stalked three of his neighbors, including two children. One of them told police Weis masturbated in front of them from his apartment window and complained to their mother about Weis taking pictures.

After Weis consented to a search of his computer, West Bend police said they found more than 10,000 photos of the three victims. More evidence led them to Weis's job in IT at Froedtert West Bend Hospital.


West Bend man accused; exposing himself, taking hidden camera pictures

A former Froedtert employee is facing 47 felonies after prosecutors said he used a hidden camera to record his coworkers in the bathroom.

Weis told investigators every day at work started the same: In the morning, he went into the bathroom with a small camera and installed it using Velcro just beneath the sink and let it record all day, then he took the camera on his way out.

Investigators said they found videos showing 99 different hospital employees using the bathroom dating back to April 2023. None knew they were being recorded. 

Froedtert West Bend Hospital.

According to a criminal complaint, when West Bend police questioned Weis, he "said he had been recording at the Clinic from about 2015 through 2019. He admitted he never received permission to record any individuals at the Clinic." The complaint said Weis told police he'd save the video that included attractive women and masturbated to them – adding, he'd go into the bathroom to look for strands of their hair and collect them.

Law enforcement conducted a search of Weis' residence. They located a safe that had DVDs and other computer backups, including hard drives. They also found hair strands in a safe.

A search of Weis' laptop found folders which "contained videos and still images from the videos captured at the West Bend Clinic," the complaint said. A detective noted, "there were hundreds if not thousands of hidden camera videos."