Authorities: Mahopac man captured sexually explicit images of children with hidden camera

Authorities say John Towers was arrested and charged Thursday with sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2024, 1:04 AM

Updated 32 days ago

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A Mahopac man faces federal charges for allegedly placing hidden cameras in a public bathroom to capture sexually explicit images of children.
Authorities say John Towers was arrested and charged Thursday with sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Towers used a bathroom in a privately-owned public park in Putnam County to place the hidden cameras between July 2018 and December 2019.
Authorities say they recovered a hard drive and found over 800 videos of girls using a bathroom.
Towers was arrested last month in Putnam County on separate charges.
He was on bail at the time of this most recent arrest.


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