updated 10/11/2006 3:45:33 PM ET 2006-10-11T19:45:33

A city prosecutor was charged with indecency after a security camera caught him walking around naked in a government building after business hours.

Scott Blauvelt, 35, was arrested Monday and released from jail to await a hearing in Hamilton Municipal Court, where he usually works.

A guard monitoring a security camera spotted a nude man investigators identified as Blauvelt in a building that houses county offices the night of Oct. 5, sheriff’s Maj. Anthony Dwyer said.

The night before, security video had captured Blauvelt naked in another area of the building, where city offices are located, Dwyer said.

Dwyer said investigators don’t know why Blauvelt, who was alone, wasn’t wearing clothes. He faces two counts of indecency. The charge carries up to a month in jail and a $250 fine. He has been placed on paid leave.

In a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Blauvelt’s lawyer, Michael Gmoser, said his client was seriously injured in a 2005 car accident, suffers from bipolar disorder and is on medication for seizures. His wife recently miscarried, which added to his stress, Blauvelt said.

“Scott Blauvelt is an American with a disability,” he said.

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