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Former Coors Classic director accused of secretly filming guests showering at his Boulder home

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 12:55:17-04

BOULDER — A Boulder man, who previously worked as the race director for the Coors International Bicycle Classic, has been accused of secretly filming guests at his home as they showered, according to new court documents. Authorities claimed they believe he did so for his own sexual gratification.

According to an arrest affidavit, a deputy with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office spoke with a person who had found a spy camera in the homeowner’s bathroom, pointed at the shower. The man told the deputy that the homeowner, Michael Aisner, 70, had requested that he use his personal bathroom to bathe. When the man went into the bathroom, he noticed a partially hidden spy camera pointed at the shower.

When he picked it up, he realized it was hot. He told the deputy that he turned it away from the shower, washed off and left the room.

Later on, he said he saw Aisner loading movie files onto his laptop and noticed the camera was missing from where it had been previously, according to the arrest affidavit. The homeowner claimed he was doing something for work.

The man later remember that he’d forgotten his towel in that bathroom and when he went to retrieve it, he saw the camera had been put back in room.

The man, along with another roommate, confronted Aisner about the camera but the homeowner refused to show the guests the SD card, according to the arrest affidavit.

The deputy investigating this case also spoke with a woman, who described Aisner’s odd behavior at the house: She said she worked as a therapist for sexual victims and his behavior around a visiting teenage boy was concerning to her.

The Boulder County deputy executed a search warrant on June 12, and authorities seized multiple items, including an Apple computer, 54 burned DVDs, a thumb drive, SD card and more. During the search, the deputy said Aisner tried to steer his attention from the laptop to the camera, which didn’t have any onboard memory, according to the arrest affidavit.

A forensics lab in Boulder County was able to recover multiple deleted videos from the SD card, some of which showed people in the shower. In total, about 116 videos were on the card and all but seven had been deleted. There were multiple instances where a man’s genitals were captured on camera, according to the arrest affidavit.

In at least one of the videos, Aisner is seen placing the camera in the bathroom before a male comes into the room, strips naked to shower and leaves afterward. A short time later, Aisner is seen entering the bathroom and grabbing the camera, according to the arrest affidavit.

In the deputy’s conversations with Aisner, “he stated numerous times” that the camera was never recorded in the bathroom, according to the affidavit. Because of the large amount of gay male pornography in his bedroom, authorities believed the shower videos were used for sexual gratification, the document reads.

In connection to these alleged crimes, Aisner was charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence, seven counts of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification and six counts of attempted invasion of privacy for sexual gratification.

The sheriff's office said based on the evidence gathered, there may be additional victims. If you have information on additional victims, or if you noticed inappropriate behavior associated with Aisner, contact Det. Compton at 303-441-1760.

Aisner worked as the race director for the Coors International Bicycle Classic, which ran for eight years.