An El Lago man was arrested Tuesday after one of his tenants complained he’d tried to video record her in the bathroom, according to a complaint affidavit.

Michael A. Jordan, 73, was charged with criminal attempt to commit invasive visual recording, a class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $15,000, jail records show.

A woman living at a residence in the 300 block of 4th Street in San Leon told the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office she had found a recording device in the wall of her master bathroom and on the mirror in her bedroom, according to the affidavit.

The woman told deputies she’d been having rat problems and problems with the front door and had allowed her landlord, Jordan, in the house while she was working, according to the affidavit.

A week after he started work, the woman noticed a camera clipped to the mirror in her bedroom facing her bed, and had put it face down on a bed stand, according to the affidavit.

While getting ready for work April 23, the woman noticed the same camera in a hole in the bathroom by the toilet, according to the affidavit.

The woman asked her son, nephews and nieces whether the camera was theirs and they said it was not, according to the affidavit.

The woman attempted to ask Jordan several times whether the camera was his, but was unable to, according to the affidavit.

Finally, she gave the video camera to sheriff’s deputies, according to the affidavit.

Deputies found the camera contained seven different recordings, one of which showed an older man in the bathroom, according to the affidavit.

Authorities allege Jordan triggered the motion-activated camera and recorded himself installing it, said Maj. Douglas Hudson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Jordan turned himself in Tuesday, Hudson said. He had left the county jail on bond by late Tuesday, according to jail records.

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