Aiken County man charged with 2 counts of voyeurism
AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - An Aiken man is out of jail and accused of secretly recording people in his rental property.
The most recent accusations date back two decades, but this isn’t the first time he was arrested.
We found he was allowed to walk away without paying bond both times. Now, SLED is investigating.
We did some research on this case to understand what he is accused of.
According to the warrant, between April and June of 2001, Rhett Riviere knowingly recorded two people in the bedroom and bathroom while they stayed in his rental property.
He was arrested in June 2021 for the same thing, and the case has yet to go to court.
He’s accused of knowingly recording a woman and her friends in the bedroom of his Airbnb without her consent back in May 2019. Both crimes happened in Aiken.
In a lawsuit filed against Riviere, he is named as the manager of Chase Enterprises LLC. Chase Enterprises purchased the Airbnb in 2018 and then sold it in 2020.
The victim from 2019 is seeking damages and fears a video of her could end up on the internet. Her lawyer, Wesley Few says this is an unbelievable situation.
Few says his client was reportedly recorded four times during her stay.
A judge told Riviere to surrender his passport and was released on his own recognizance, meaning he didn’t have to pay bond. He just had to agree to show up for his court date
We found he was arrested in 2021 with a $5,000 bond, but they released him on personal recognizance.
The 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office will prosecute the case.
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