Friday, January 30, 2009

"Peeping Tom" electrician pleads guilty, gets 270 days in jail

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - An electrician accused of watching women through hidden cameras he installed in homes where he was hired to work has pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge.

David Mitchell Clark, 35, of Rancho Cucamonga will be sentenced to 270 days in county jail and be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

According to a police report attached to Clark's court file, Clark allegedly placed cameras in at least three different locations to view and record video of women.

The first camera was discovered in August in a bathroom in a home in the 6400 block of Cambridge Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga where Clark was hired to perform electrical work.

When confronted about the camera, which was attached to a power tool Clark allegedly left on the bathroom floor, Clark said he used the camera to view hard-to-see spaces - such as the inside of walls - while doing his work.

San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies later found a hard drive belonging to Clark in the home's attic that contained video footage of a woman changing clothes in a bathroom.

Deputies also discovered a hidden camera in the bathroom of another home where Clark was hired to do work.


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