SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Three new women are accusing former Sacramento businessman Michael Lyon of secretly videotaping them, but charges may not be filed.
A CBS13 investigation first broke the news of Lyon secretly taping women last year.
Lyon recently finished serving house arrest after pleading guilty to videotaping four women, but yesterday three more women came forward saying they too were part of his bizarre and perverse sexual surveillance.
Civil attorney Robert Zimmerman added the women to a civil lawsuit. In all, seven people are suing Lyon. Zimmerman says among the new plaintiffs, one was Lyon’s children’s babysitter, the other a nanny and the third a high school-age friend.
Zimmerman says law enforcement told the women they may have been unknowing victims. They were brought in to verify they were actually in the videos. The alleged videotaping happened between the early 1990s and 2006.
New court documents allege that Lyon had a camera in a bathroom ceiling vent. In part of the video a hand can be seen adjusting a lens on one of the cameras. The documents also claim that a man who appears to be Lyon can be seen in one of the videos adjusting a camera.
Zimmerman says the camera was hidden inside an alarm clock and that Lyon was apparently adjusting the camera shortly before an 18-year-old girl entered the room to use the bathroom.
Although the allegations are serious, no criminal charges are likely. Zimmerman says the statute of limitations has run its course in all three cases.
Lyon’s attorney Rudy Nolen was out of the office today and did not return our call for comment.