Ga. restaurant owner Dennis Thompson charged with hiding cameras in bathroom

According to the incident report, Dennis Cleveland Thompson, known as Landon, is one of the owners of The Animal Farm restaurant in Columbus, Ga. The report shows that Thompson is facing six counts of sexual exploitation of children,

Ga. restaurant owner Dennis Thompson charged with hiding cameras in bathroom
Dennis Cleveland Thompson

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Muscogee County Police say the co-owner of a popular Georgia restaurant is facing charges for  hiding cameras in his business’ bathroom.

According to the incident report, Dennis Cleveland Thompson, known as Landon, is one of the owners of The Animal Farm restaurant in Columbus, Ga. The report shows that Thompson is facing six counts of sexual exploitation of children, 11 counts of unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance and six counts of knowingly using/installing a device to observe/record underneath or through an individual’s clothing.

Restaurant co-owner Dennis Cleveland Thompson appears in Columbus Recorders Court Friday morning.

The other co-owner of the Animal Farm, Hudson Terrell, released a statement on social media that said Thompson has been removed from the business.

Terrell says they have and will continue to fully cooperate with police’s investigation.

He also adds that all of the restaurant’s other employees have decided to stay with the business.

“We ask for your continued support as we try to weather this storm and keep this little restaurant that we love so much going,” Terrell said in the statement.