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Perv hid cameras in ladies room of public park: feds

Federal authorities say an upstate man secretly recorded women and girls using the restroom at a Putnam County park where he worked for 20 years.

John Towers, 54, of Mahopac, allegedly installed a hidden camera in a women’s restroom at a park that authorities declined to identify and recorded various stages of undressing women and girls, according to a Manhattan federal complaint. be done.

Authorities said Towers had 10 spy cameras installed at the Locust Hill Road home he shared with his father, three of which looked like ballpoint pens.

John Towers, 54, of Mahopac, allegedly installed a hidden camera in a women’s restroom at a public park that authorities declined to identify and recorded women and young girls. F.B.I.
Authorities said Towers had 10 spy cameras installed at the Locust Hill Road home he shared with his father, three of which looked like ballpoint pens. Amazon.com

Investigators also recovered a hard drive containing more than 800 videos of women and girls using the toilet. Prosecutors alleged that about 78 of the files contained the misspelled word “yung” in their file names.

“This is very shocking. This is something you would see on ‘Law and Order,’ something I never expected to happen here in this idyllic setting,” said the Putnam County mother of two. one person told the Post.

The woman, speaking on condition of anonymity, accused authorities of refusing to identify the park as “disgusting”.

“Why keep that information secret from parents?” she fumed.

According to the Manhattan federal complaint, Towers allegedly installed hidden cameras in women’s restrooms at public parks (which authorities declined to identify) and recorded various stages of undressing of women and girls. Waranyu – Stock.adobe.com

“I think we have a right to know.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office; the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office both declined to name Greenfield, whom they accused of stalking Tucker.

It is unclear whether the suspect worked at Clarence-Fahnestock State Park, which includes 3,800 acres of private land. The land was purchased by a conservation organization in 1991 and developed as an extension of the state park.

Federal authorities did not say why they were involved or whether they found and reported unsuspecting victims.

Towers is charged in a federal complaint with sexual exploitation of a minor, which carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years. AP

Authorities said Towers, who worked at the unnamed park from 2004 until March of this year, was on bail on a charge of possessing child pornography when he was collared on the federal charges.

Federal authorities believe hidden cameras were placed in the bathroom from at least July 24, 2018 to December 9, 2019.

After the indictment was unsealed last week, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said, “John Towers’ disturbing conduct involved installing hidden cameras in public restrooms and using them to capture sexually explicit images of children.” “By doing so, they violated the public’s trust.”

Towers is charged in a federal complaint with sexual exploitation of a minor (minimum sentence of 15 years, maximum sentence of 30 years) and possession of child pornography (maximum sentence of 20 years).

Authorities said Towers, who worked at the park from 2004 until March, was on bail on charges of possessing child pornography when he was placed under the collar on federal charges. Reuters

Authorities had been intent on tracking Towers since February.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after receiving a tip that a local resident was in possession of images of child sexual abuse.

Federal authorities said Towers was in possession of a DVD containing video files downloaded from the Internet depicting prepubescent minors engaging in sexual acts. “He was filming videos of himself and downloading other videos,” said Nicholas Byers, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice.

He was arraigned in Carmel City Court on two counts of promoting sexual conduct by a child under 17, three counts of lewd sexual conduct by a child, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was indicted on one count. said the document.

If you have any relevant information regarding Towers, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).

Towers’ father, Donald, hung up on a Post reporter seeking comment.

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