Rokusek charged with unauthorized videotaping of employees at work

John Rokusek

John Rokusek

The owner of a Quincy digital marketing and communications company has been accused of secretly videotaping some of his employees while they were in a locker room/restroom.

John Rokusek, 59, appeared before Judge Tad Brenner Friday morning. First Assistant State’s Attorney Todd Eyler represented Adams County and charged Rokusek with five counts of unauthorized video recording.

According to charging documents, there are two victims involved with the five counts. But the investigation shows Rokusek allegedly had more than 200 videos on his phone of people recorded in a locker room/bathroom area of the business, so, conceivably, there could be as many as 200 counts. Rokusek Design is housed in a renovated firehouse located at 519 South 18th Street.

All of the videos that have been examined so far apparently came from the business and none were taken in a residence.

On Thursday, Quincy Police received a complaint and request to investigate Rokusek regarding possible unauthorized video recordings at his business. After multiple interviews and evidence collection, Rokusek was arrested at 10:39 a.m. Thursday for the offense of unauthorized video recording and live transmission after he was pulled over near 14th and Jefferson. The traffic stop was unrelated to the charges, but simply a means to apprehend him. Rokusek spent Thursday night in the Adams County Jail.

Eyler asked for $100,000 bond and Roksuek posted 10 percent in order to be free on bond, according to Rajah Maples of KHQA-TV. His next court appearance is scheduled for November 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Rokusek is represented by Denny Woodworth.

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