Neighbor Remotely Watched Children Undress With Cameras He Hid in Toy Jukeboxes: Cops
A Florida man hid video cameras inside toy jukeboxes he gave to neighborhood children in order to watch them undress, police say.
Lake County Sheriff's officials say Robert O'Hare rigged the toys to remotely transmit video to his home from inside the homes of two children in his neighborhood.
Prosecutors have added to charges stemming from the alleged surveillance to those O'Hare already faces following an investigation that began in October 2015.
Since that time, forensic examinations have been conducted on O’Hare’s items that were seized by detectives. Detectives discovered that O’Hare had placed hidden cameras in two miniature juke boxes that were delivered to children who live in a home in his neighborhood, police said in a statement Friday.
O’Hare was able to remotely record the children in the home and those videos were found by detectives during the examination. In addition, O’Hare had apparently produced numerous videos by using the telescopic lens and camera found in his closet during the initial search of his home in 2015, according to the statement.
These videos were allegedly shot through the bedroom window of the same female child to whom one of the miniature juke bokes was delivered and show the female getting dressed and undressed, cops say.
Hundreds of downloaded pornographic videos were also located on the devices, many showing children of various ages engaged in sexually explicit activity with adults.
O’Hare was arrested Wednesday in Broward County on the detective’s warrant that charges him with 26 counts of Video Voyeurism and 25 Counts of Sexual Performance by a Child. His bond is $255,000.
Online court records do not list an attorney for O'Hare. He is due to appear in court for a felony arraignment Sept. 12.