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Man put device in woman’s SUV he repaired to listen to her conversations, police say

ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man from Westmoreland County is accused of putting a tracking and recording device in a woman’s SUV, Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported.

Kerry Jackson, 35, of Allegheny Township, allegedly used the device to listen to the woman’s conversations and follow her movements, according to court papers obtained by TribLIVE.

The woman told Washington Township police on Feb. 18 that Jackson confronted her after she had a private phone conversation with a friend in her SUV, TribLIVE reported.

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Police found the device under the driver’s seat of the woman’s SUV, which Jackson had made repairs to and said he put it there at that time, TribLIVE reported.

According to court papers, Jackson said he previously had a relationship with the woman and he wanted to fix it by listening to her conversations, TribLIVE reported.

Jackson is charged with intercepting communications, possession of a device for intercepting communications, criminal use of a communication facility and stalking.