Ryan Rovito, 34, was arrested on suspicion of possessing more than 900 files of child sexual abuse material after his wife found a hidden camera in their guest bathroom, the Redding Police Department announced.
His wife reported him to police and the California father was arrested on Thursday, March 16.
After finding the camera, his wife confronted him, and Rovito promised to remove and destroy it, she instead reported the case to law authorities, police said.
She has feared he had recorded their children using the bathroom.
Forensic analysis of the hard drive allegedly found more than 900 images of child sexual abuse material and video footage of children and adults using the bathroom.
Court records show his wife has sought a temporary restraining order against him.
However, as of Sunday morning, Rovito was no longer listed on the jail’s online inmate list. It was unclear whether Rovito had retained an attorney.