Man accused of secretly recording women in Scottsdale hotel room

May 13, 2019, 4:48 PM
Anthony Horvath (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office photo)...
Anthony Horvath (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office photo)
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office photo)

PHOENIX — A 21-year-old man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly secretly recording two women in a Scottsdale hotel room.

Anthony Horvath was booked into jail Saturday, one day after an unidentified woman reported to police that she and her friend were recorded by a cellphone in their room at 3 Palms Hotel.

According to court documents, the woman told police they were hanging out at the hotel pool with three men before the group retreated to the women’s hotel room near McDowell and Hayden roads.

The women said they asked the men to leave the room as they showered and got changed and would meet up with them afterward.

After “a period of time of showering, changing and in various states of undress,” the women saw a cellphone that was recording as it was propped up against a TV facing the room’s beds.

The phone had two videos on it: One 30 minutes in length and the other 50 minutes. In the videos, the women were “naked and in various states of undress.”

Horvath told police that the cellphone was his and admitted to setting up the recording.

He said he was going to watch the videos, but “for no other reason than just to watch them” and denied setting up the recordings for sexual gratification, to post online or send anyone.

Police believe Horvath may have been watching the videos remotely from another location.

He was arrested on two counts of unlawful recording. He is set to appear in court next on May 28.

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