Changing rooms are places for individuals to have their privacy while they
change into different outfits. Yet one man in Plano, Texas decided to
use the privacy of the changing room for his own personal benefit. He
installed a hidden camera at the Oak Point Recreation Center changing
room so he could record people undressing and then watch the footage back
later. After being discovered, the individual with the initials C.F. was
arrested. He pleaded guilty to the charges of improper photography or
video recording. He will pay the courts a $500 fine and will also need
to serve probation for five years because of his actions.
The criminal incident took place back in 2011 when C.F. designed a camera
that looked like an air freshener. Workers at the recreational center
discovered the camera only about one-hour after it was planted. Images
on the camera showed a man who had planted the device in the room. These
images were released to the public, and shortly thereafter, C.F. turned
himself in and admitted his guilt.
Crimes like this one often come with difficult punishments. Individuals
who film children will most likely be registered sex offenders, which
can affect their ability to get a job, apply for financial assistance,
and more. Sex offenders are not allowed near schools or other locations
where large amounts of children are present. If you have been charged
of a crime like C.F. involving indecent photography or visual recording,
then you need a
Plano criminal defense lawyer on your side.
Without an attorney, you may not be able to reduce your charges. Also,
you will want an advocate if you are being blamed for a crime that you
didn't commit. For example, maybe you were accused of planting hidden
camera but were completely unaware that the item you moved into a changing
room had a camera inside. A lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can
help you so don't hesitate to contact the firm!