Tenants make disturbing discovery after noticing items moved inside rent house

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - A couple says they were trying to find a home of their own when they rented a house from Tomas Arnaiz.

Many couples say living on their own gives them a renewed sense of privacy.

However, a man and his girlfriend say they never expected to feel so violated after moving in to a new place.

In 2012, the victims moved into a home they were subleasing from Tomas Arnaiz.

The home was fully furnished and they say they didn't notice anything strange until months later.

According to a lawsuit filed by the victims, they were both secretly recorded in various stages of undress, while using the bathroom and during other intimate moments.

The victims say they discovered they were being filmed when they noticed a clock radio, which had previously been unplugged, had been re-positioned and plugged back into the outlet.

Inside the radio was a hidden camera and a memory card.

Authorities claim videos and pictures were then downloaded to Arnaiz's computer.

“Now tenants in furnished and other properties must be aware that there are seemingly innocuous things that can change their lives forever,” said Andrew Herzog, the victims' attorney.

The couple's attorney said the couple moved out the next day.

Arnaiz is facing charges of unlawful filming of a minor, reproducing child porn and producing obscene materials with a minor because one of the victims was under 18-years-old at the time of the recordings.

The victims have since filed a $1.3 million lawsuit.

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