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SLED charges ex-Airbnb operator after hidden camera found in Aiken rental units

A 67-year-old former operator of short-term rental Airbnb units in Aiken County has been arrested by State Law Enforcement Division agents on a voyeurism charge after police said he secretly videoed a woman in a bedroom.

Three civil lawsuits filed earlier in Aiken County against the rental operator, Rhett Riviere, allege he had spy cameras in rental unit rooms and violated the privacy of the women. Those lawsuits are still pending, according to Aiken County court records.

In Aiken Thursday, Riviere was released on a $5,000 recognizance bond on the criminal charge, meaning he posted no money but pledged to show up at future court appearances or forfeit $5,000.