Federal investigators say a man from Licking, Missouri used a hidden camera to film teenage girls getting out of the shower.
Nathaniel F. Mares, 35, was charged this month with producing child porn after investigators say they found several of his clandestine recordings.
According to a criminal complaint, a family member found 31 of Mares’ flash drives while she was cleaning in December.
The family member put one of the flash drives into her computer and discovered videos of two teenage girls getting in and out of the shower, according to the complaint.
In at least one of the videos, the complaint says, Mares could be seen placing the camera in the bathroom.
The complaint says law enforcement officers arrested Mares on Jan. 4 in Texas County and seized a computer, external hard drive, dozens of flash drives and a “spy pen” video recording device.
Mares is being held in the Greene County Jail.
In asking that he be held in jail before trial, federal prosecutors wrote that Mares — who is employed as a corrections officer at the South Central Missouri Correctional Facility in Licking — also had other “surreptitious” video recordings in his possession.
Prosecutors say they found videos Mares took of a woman and her child walking into Walmart and Mountain Grove Elementary School.
Another video, prosecutors say, was taken at a public pool and focused on girls in swimsuits.
An attorney listed for Mares in online court records did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment for this report.
A spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that Mares was still employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections.