Arrest made in video voyeur investigation - FOX 35 News Orlando

Arrest made in video voyeur investigation

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Orange County deputies have arrested a man they said used a cellphone to gather photographs and video from under girls' dresses at a Best Buy last month.

James "Jimbo" Anthony Jones, 44, is charged with two counts of video voyeurism, 20 counts of cultivation of cannabis, possession of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was arrested on Tuesday at his mother's house, just one block from Lancaster Elementary School, and booked into the Orange County Jail.

In surveillance video taken at a Best Buy at 8350 South Orange Blossom Trail on September 18, a man is seen looking at merchandise.  At one point, he bends down next to a young girl.  Investigators said the man appears to be using a cellphone to take pictures under the girl's skirt.

The video was released to the public last week and authorities said they acted on tips from callers who identified Jones as the man seen in the video.

"At least four citizens called Crimeline," said Jane Watrell with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.  "Strong calls, saying they thought Mr. Jones was the person in the Best Buy store."

Investigators said Jones told his mother that he thought was going to be accused of shoplifting when the deputies arrived at the house.

"When the video voyeurism was brought up, he said he had a lawyer," said Watrell, "and that terminated the interview."

Then, deputies showed his mother the surveillance video.

"She identified the image in the video as that of her son," Watrell added.

When investigators searched the home, they said they found shoes, a shirt and pants which matched clothes worn by the man seen in the surveillance video.  They said they also discovered 21 marijuana plants.  

Investigators seized the drugs, the clothes and a cellphone, along with other electronic devices.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

 

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