There have been several acts of video voyeurism being recorded around the world, pointing towards a disturbing trend that is near escalation.
According to a recent report, a male sales clerk was arrested on allegations that he was secretly recording female customers in a bathroom at a Circle K at MM 92. A teenage girl had accidentally discovered a cell phone inside a toilet paper dispenser and reported it to the authorities. The clerk was eventually arrested.
However, this isn’t the only case of video voyeurism that has been reported.
“There are a small number of cases but definitely an uptick,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay of Monroe County in a report.
“It’s like a needle in a haystack, so catching them is a fluke, but video voyeurism is happening.” The sheriff warns no public bathroom is 100 percent safe.
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Furthermore, victims of voyeurism aren’t just women alone as last June, a 32-year-old Big Pine Key man was arrested for allegedly placing a video camera in the stall of a men’s bathroom on Big Pine.
“They aren’t just using smart phones, but pinhole cameras with Bluetooth the size of erasers that can be easily hidden,” said Ramsay.
According to Ramsay, advancement in technology makes it quite difficult to detect some cameras—as some are made to look like coat hooks. He however warns that both men and women take out two minutes to properly inspect any bathroom—whether public or private—and search for anything that seems oddly angled or slightly out of place.
“It’s people with the slightest bit of control, like store employees, homeowners and even roommates. They can be pretty bold about it,” he noted.
While public bathrooms are the obvious targets for voyeurs, there have been recorded cases in private homes, as well as libraries and schools throughout the country.
Recently, a Bossier Parish elementary school teacher was arrested for video voyeurism. According to Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington the suspect Aubrey Norcross, 47, is charged with one count of video voyeurism involving a Benton Elementary School student where he works as a teacher.
Although investigations are still ongoing, Bossier Schools superintendent Scott Smith issued a statement regarding Norcross’ arrest.
“We are shocked by this allegation and want to be clear that Bossier Schools has absolutely no tolerance for any employee who violates the trust and safety of the children in our care,” said Smith in a report.
“We took immediate action to place Mr. Norcross on administrative leave upon learning of this charge and the district continues to work closely with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office as detectives investigate this case.”
Similarly, a Palm Coast massage therapist was equally arrested and charged with illegally video recording a female customer undressing before an appointment, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
According to an arrest report, 35-year-old Justus P. Scott, Pineland Lane, was arrested and charged with video voyeurism for an incident, which occurred between January 2016 and January 2017 while Scott was a massage therapist at Wellness One Chiropractic in Palm Coast.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, investigators obtained a copy of a video that showed a female customer undressing in the office prior to a massage appointment. Further investigations revealed that Scott had placed a cellphone in the massage room to secretly videotape the customer while she was undressing.
Investigators conducted a forensic analysis of his computer and other electronic devices seized from him, after a search warrant was issued for Scott’s house and personal computer. Investigators are trying to identify other potential victims as investigations continues.
“At this point, we have only one video showing one victim,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a media release. “We will continue to investigate and add additional charges until all potential victims and crimes have been identified.”