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A Redwood Falls man, Jon Michael Markuson, age 47, has been charged in Redwood County Court for nonconsensual distribution of a private sexual image.

According to court documents, on August 5, 2022 the Redwood Falls Police Department was contacted about a report Markuson had used a hidden camera to take photos of an undressed adult female without her permission.

During a follow-up investigation, a witness told investigators that Markuson had sent photos her of the victim from one of his cell phones, asking what he should do with the image.

When the police investigator questioned Markuson, he allegedly admitted to purchasing a small motion-activated camera and hiding it in a place where he could get private photos of the victim. He also alledgedly admitted he had transferred the photos to his phone, and had sent one to the witness.

According to the Redwood County court documents, Markuson has been released on conditions, and will have a plea hearing on May 15, at the Redwood County Justice Center.