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.