FARMINGTON, Utah – A 37-year-old Farmington woman is facing charges for allegedly bugging a diaper bag to spy on her ex-husband.
Teri Anne Smith is accused of wiretapping or intercepting electronic communications by putting a recording device in a diaper bag and trying to monitor her ex-husband’s conversations when he was watching their children in 2012.
Last week Smith’s attorney Rebecca Skordas said federal and state laws allow a parent to monitor conversations between an adult and child if the parent believes the child is in danger.
Skordas tried to have the charges dismissed however Deputy Davis County Attorney Richard Larsen the state doesn’t agree with Smith about the sexual abuse allegations.
The judge said the charges against Smith will stand.
No charges have been filed against her ex-husband at this time.
Officials said he found the recorder in the diaper bag after picking up his children in Feb. 2012.
According to court documents, the man talked to Smith about the device and then found another one in one of their children’s pockets days later.
Smith is due back in court Aug. 27.