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Father Charged As Peeping Tom For Shower Video

An Abingdon man has been charged with filming his daughter in the shower last month.

An Abingdon man is facing sex abuse and peeping tom charges after allegedly taking video of his daughter while she showered.

Patch is not naming the accused or the victim for the victim's protection.

A 42-year-old Abingdon man was charged Saturday with sex abuse of a minor, peeping tom and a related charge or prurient intent in a private place. He was released from the Harford County Detention Center Wednesday after posting $100,000 bond.

The charges stem from an incident that took place in early November.

On Nov. 28, a 16-year-old girl told members of the Harford County Child Advocacy Center she was showering earlier that month when she noticed the shower plunger was out of place, according to charging documents.

The girl reached for the plunger, which was in a cubby above the toilet, and noticed her father's iPod touch was behind a basket in the cubby recording her, charging documents state.

The girl told investigators the most recent video showed her father putting the video in the same place she found it, according to charging documents. The girl told investigators she deleted the video without watching anymore because she felt disgusted that she had been recorded.

The girl said the previous image on the iPod showed her father holding his genitals, according to charging documents.

The girl then confronted her father, who told her he was embarrased and asked her not to tell her mother, according to charging documents.

The 42-year-old went on to say "he was a looker not a toucher" and was not attracted to her, but wanted to see what she looked like, according to charging documents.

When detectives spoke with the girl's father two days later, the man allegedly admitted he planted the video device because he wanted to see how she developed, according to charging documents.

He went on to say he felt aroused by getting caught, has a problem with voyerism and the incident was not the first time he had photographed or shot video of someone without their knowledge, charging documents state.

RW Willy December 07, 2012 at 02:59 AM
This is creepy! If he was doing this to his daughter, what would he do to someone he doesn't know? If he hasn't commited some offense already and just hasn't been caught. As much as the public should know his name, for our own safety. I understand his family needing to be spared the humiliation of this crime.
Haley December 07, 2012 at 02:32 PM
I think they are more interested in protecting the daughter. If they release the mans name, people will piece toggether who the girl was
RW Willy December 07, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Duh! That is what I was conveying in the last sentence. Perhaps clumsily worded.

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