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Pukwana man pleads not guilty to secretly filming women

PUKWANA--A man accused of sneaking a camera into a Brule County home to record a woman pleaded not guilty to all charges Tuesday. Jason Pickner, 20, of Pukwana, was charged with two counts of felony second-degree burglary and two counts of using ...

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PUKWANA-A man accused of sneaking a camera into a Brule County home to record a woman pleaded not guilty to all charges Tuesday.

Jason Pickner, 20, of Pukwana, was charged with two counts of felony second-degree burglary and two counts of using a camcorder/camera to secretly record a person.

Pickner was arrested when a 19-year-old woman reportedly found a GoPro and battery pack concealed in a pile of clothes in her bedroom on May 17. According to court documents, the woman's 35-year-old mother later said she had also seen something similar in her bathroom earlier that day, but that she had not thought much of it at the time.

The woman who found the camera in her room reportedly found a video of a male on the camera. At the Brule County Sheriff's Office, the woman and her uncle said they both recognized the man as Pickner.

Pickner allegedly told law enforcement that he had entered the rural Pukwana house around 6 a.m., while those inside were sleeping, and had placed the camera in the bathroom, then had reentered the house at 3 p.m. to move the camera to the bedroom.

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If convicted of all charges, Pickner could spend up to 32 years in prison. His jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 22.

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