Greenville woman secretly recorded in rental home, lawyer says

A South Carolina man is facing charges after investigators say he secretly recorded victims in a rental home.
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 4:27 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 2:02 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A South Carolina man is facing charges after investigators say he secretly recorded victims in a rental home.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged 68-year-old Rhett Riviere with two counts of voyeurism. According to arrest warrants, he secretly recorded victims in the bedroom and bathroom of a property in Aiken “for the purpose of arousing or gratifying... sexual desire” in 2001.

Attorney Ryan Beasley represents one of the victims, who is from Greenville. Beasley said she was staying at one of several properties owned by Riviere.

The property was later available to rent on Airbnb but a spokesperson for the company said it has been deactivated since 2019.

A spokesperson for Airbnb said Riviere is not and has never been a host with the company. Beasley said an associate of Riviere’s was listed as the host for the property.

He was being held in the Aiken County Detention Center. He had a bond hearing on Thursday afternoon and was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

He can’t have any contact with the victims while out on bond, the court said.

The Second Circuit Solicitor’s Office will prosecute the case.