Female Students in Miami Allege They Found Cameras in Their Apartment

A Miami Beach man has been arrested after authorities claim he hid cameras in three foreign students rooms in the apartment they were renting from him.

The 45-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on a video voyeurism charge.

According to reports, the three females had moved into the apartment Monday after answering a Craigslist ad to rent a room from the man.

The next day, the women claim they found three portable clocks in the bathroom and discovered hidden cameras with a video card inside the clocks.

The man denied installing the cameras.

Video voyeurism is when someone films another person in an intimate situation and is a crime in the state of Florida. Florida defines video voyeurism as the following:

  • A person is unknowingly films another while dressing, undressing, or in any other way exposing their body that would otherwise be done in private.
  • A person is unknowingly videoed through or under their clothing in order to expose their body or undergarments.

Moreover, video voyeurism is usually carried out as a means for entertainment and/or sexual gratification.

Video voyeurism is classified as a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to 5 years probation. These charges are quite serious, so if you or someone you know is in need of a legal defense, our Florida Voyeurism Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help.

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