Cops: Ex-Pennsylvania Official Used Hidden Cameras to Tape Sex Trysts

A Cumberland County commissioner who resigned last week admitted hiring prostitutes and using hidden cameras to record at least 100 sexual encounters in his house, police said.

Police said Bruce Barclay told them he recorded as many as 500 sexual encounters and that subjects were not aware they were being taped. Cameras were secreted inside radios, motion detectors and intercom speakers, according to a search warrant affidavit.

The warrant, citing an investigation into possible privacy invasion and prostitution, allows police to search computers, DVDs and other items seized from Barclay's home.

Barclay is being investigated in relation to a rape allegation, according to court records, but he has not been charged with a crime. His lawyer, Matt Gover, has said Barclay did not rape anyone and resigned because the investigation would make it difficult to perform his official duties.

Investigators said Barclay admitted hiring prostitutes on a weekly basis. A 19-year-old man said Barclay paid a male prostitute $1,500 for a March trip to Barclay's home in West Palm Beach, Fla., the warrant affidavit states.

Gover said Wednesday that Barclay admits "errors in judgment" in his private life but performed his public service beyond reproach. He said Barclay disputes some of the claims made by police in the search warrant affidavit.

Barclay, 48, a Republican, had been elected to a second term in November.