The trial has been postponed for the executive of a popular restaurant in Howard County who has been accused of secretly videotaping women while they used the bathroom.
Kyle Muehlhauser, who was president of the Rams Head Tavern in Savage, Md., was charged in February with several courts of visual surveillance with prurient intent.
He was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, but his trial was postponed after joint requests from prosecutors and the defense, according to the Baltimore Sun. No new trial date has been set.
Police in Howard County have said their investigation of Muehlhauser began after a woman reported that a digital video camera fell to the floor next to her while she was in the bathroom of the restaurant.
Investigators reviewed the camera’s memory card and said they found images of six unknown women and of a man placing the camera there.
After viewing other surveillance video from the restaurant, police said they saw a man who matched the image of the person who was seen mounting the bathroom camera, and identified him as Muehlhauser. Authorities said they also found DNA on the camera and matched it to Muehlhauser.
After his arrest, Muehlhauser said in a statement that he was “embarrassed and humiliated” by the incident and planned to cooperate with police.
The restaurant in Savage is part of the Rams Head Group, a chain of restaurants and entertainment places in Maryland that was founded in 1989. Muehlhauser is the son of the company’s founder Bill Muehlhauser.
In March, Muehlhauser said that he would take a long-term leave of absence from the business as he faced criminal and civil charges.