ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office will be charging the caretaker of a Fort Myers Beach vacation residence with felony voyeurism and child pornography after hidden cameras were found inside the home in March of this year.
Members of the Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit located and arrested 53-year-old Robert McDuffie Moore in Orange County on Friday. He will be brought back to Lee County and charged with nine felony counts: seven counts Second Degree Felony Video Voyeurism (juvenile victims); one count of Third Degree Felony Video Voyeurism (adult victim); and, one count of Third Degree Felony Child Pornography.
The investigation began on March 25, when LCSO received a call about a suspicious item found at 1910 Bayview Drive. 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 said 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 25th. 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.
The State Attorney's Office will review the entire case to determine if additional charges will be filed.