Man allegedly shot nude video of 15-year-old girl in Belle Chasse
Dave Cohen Reporting
Police are releasing details after the arrest of a Belle Chasse man for allegedly shooting nude video of his fiance's 15-year-old daughter.
"The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office (PPSO) announces the recent arrest of a 34-year-old Belle Chasse man on video voyeurism charges," Commander Eric Becnel said in a news release. "A Belle Chasse mother... noticed several nude videos of her 15-year-old daughter on a family computer."
Detectives began to investigate.
"The recordings appeared to have been made with a hidden camera while the teenager was in her bedroom and were recorded without her consent," according to Becnel. "During the investigation, detectives narrowed the time frame of the recordings and believe they were made between December 2012 and June 2013, when the victim was 15 years of age."
He says the mother's fiance' could be seen in part of the video adjusting the camera, which investigators believe was the suspect's cell phone.
"Detectives obtained an arrest warrant on the suspect for the crime of video voyeurism, and on September 26, at approximately 2:00 a.m., he was located sleeping inside his vehicle in the parking lot of a Belle Chasse business."
In all, Becnel says, they found seven nude videos of the teenager.
"During questioning by detectives, the suspect provided a full confession. In his statement, the suspect said he made the recordings because he was curious and sick."
Police have not released the man's name.
"The PPSO is withholding the suspect's identity in order to protect the victim," Becnel explained.