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Warminster Man Secretly Recorded Nude Teenage Girl, Police Say

Police say they found explicit messages and videos on the man's work computer.

A Warminster man has been arrested on more than 50 counts including child pornography, endangering the welfare of a child, attempted rape of a child, invasion of privacy and related charges after police say he secretly photographed his nude, 16-year-old daughter in the bathroom and attempted to set up a sexual encounter with a Princeton, N.J., couple's underage children.

Horsham police officers were alerted earlier this year by representatives from a Horsham-based health care information technology company about explicit instant messages caught by the company's firewall.

Police say the e-mail addresses used for online discussions of sexual acts involving children belonged to a 44-year-old Warminster man and a couple living in Princeton, N.J. 

(The name of the accused has been omitted to protect the identity of the victims.)

According to the affidavit, the online chats occurred between December 2012 and February 2013 and included explicit discussions about the Warminster man having intercourse with the couple's 11- and 8-year-old daughters and made arrangements for an encounter that never happened. 

Police say that further investigation of the Warminster man's work computer uncovered video showing a young girl undressing, bathing and using the bathroom. When Horsham police identified the girl as the man's daughter, the case was turned over to the Warminster Police Department.

According to police, when shown screenshots of the videos, the girl identified herself as the one being recorded and recognized the rooms depicted in the footage as locations in the home. She told police she did not know about the camera.

According to the criminal complaint, the man's wife told police that a few weeks prior she found a camera in the bathroom pointed at the toilet. The device had a thumb drive that could be plugged into the computer. When confronted, her husband said he ordered the camera online.
Josh Frantz September 18, 2013 at 01:03 PM
"When confronted, her husband said he ordered the camera online"...No reason why? Way to press the issue. I guess the camera pointed at the commode would only be an problem if he bought it at WalMart.
Laura Keller October 02, 2013 at 05:45 AM
The mother knew weeks before that her husband had a camera on the daughter when she used the shower/toilet and she did nothing about it. To a degree, she herself is complicit in this crime due to her failure to remove her daughter from the house when she found the video camera.
Capt. Obvious October 02, 2013 at 01:42 PM
to a degree???!!!??? If she knew, she's 100% guilty too. no degree about it.
Laura Keller October 21, 2013 at 12:58 AM
The law doesn't agree that she's 100% complicit in this crime or she, too, would have been arrested. Theoretically, she's 100% guilty, but law won't see it that way. At most she'll get a visit from child protection agencies.
Suzanne October 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM
As someone once said, "The law is an ass".

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