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Jeremiah Caleb Marg, 29, of Burnsville, Minn. (Ramsey County sheriff's office)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A hotel clerk was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail for recording the sounds of a newlywed couple having sex.

Jeremiah Caleb Marg, 29, admitted he slipped an audio recorder under the door of a Minneapolis couple's room at Hotel 340 in downtown St. Paul on Dec. 28.

The man and woman discovered the device and listened to the recording. The night clerk was charged with two gross misdemeanor counts of intentional interference with privacy.

The couple experienced "extreme stress and strain" as a result of Marg's conduct, prosecutor John Penland said.

Marg's voice and that of his child were also recorded on the device; he had used it for taking inventory for his job, Penland said.

Marg was fired by the hotel after his arrest.

As part of a plea agreement with the St. Paul city attorney's office, Marg pleaded guilty to one count, which was lowered to a misdemeanor.


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