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Caretaker to be charged in video voyeurism case

May 5, 2014
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

On Friday, May 2, members of the Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit were asked to locate and arrest a caretaker for the Fort Myers Beach residence at 1910 Bayview Drive, which was linked to video voyeurism back in late March.

Fort Myers resident Robert McDuffie Moore, age 53, was traveling out of the county, prompting coordination with the U.S. Marshal's Task Force in Orange County. They were able to successfully take Moore into custody without incident. He will be brought back to Lee County to face nine felony counts: seven counts 2nd Degree Felony Video Voyeurism (juvenile victims); one count of 3rd Degree Felony Video Voyeurism (adult victim); and one count of 3rd Degree Felony Child Pornography. The State Attorney's Office will review the entire case to determine if additional charges will be filed.

Upon return to Lee County, the suspect will be booked into the Lee County Jail. An inmate photo and additional information will be available on the Sheriff's Office website at www.sheriffleefl.org, click on the Arrest Search tab. In the meantime, here is a link to his information in Orange County - www.ocfl.net/tabid/367/default.aspx then click on Current Inmate Database and enter his name.

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Robert McDuffie Moore.

On March 25, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about a suspicious item found at a local vacation residence. The incident occurred at 1910 Bayview Drive on Fort Myers Beach. Deputies responded and completed a report. Due to the nature of the incident, detectives with the Sheriff's Office Special Victim's Unit were assigned to investigate.

A renter of the vacation house told deputies an alarm clock-radio was discovered with a pin-hole camera. An SD card was also found inside the altered clock-radio. The renters related that Moore was the caretaker for the residence and they found it suspicious he would show up daily, often unannounced and while they were not present. He also asked where each occupant slept; locked himself in an upstairs bedroom at one point; and been seen moving the alarm clock-radio in question.

With suspicions of possible illegal activity, a search warrant was obtained and several similar video recording devices found in the rental residence. Additionally, a delivery came to the rental address in Moore's name which contained new recording devices. As detectives investigated further, numerous SD cards were found in the suspect's vehicle and his home at 5837 Riverside Lane. More than 4,000 video clips were recovered from the cards with recordings of juveniles and adults. The content of the videos included the victims changing clothes, having sexual relations, showering, sleeping and more.

The video evidence recovered spanned slightly over a month, February 22nd to the date of the discovery on March 25. A total of 38 potential victims have been identified and contacted. All victims reside out-of-state. Detectives consulted with the State Attorney's Office and warrant was obtained.

 
 

 

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