NEWARK – A man already charged with multiple sexual offenses was charged Friday with allegedly videotaping a child without her knowledge using a hidden camera.
Cole R. Collins, 21, of St. Louisville, was charged with illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented materials, a second-degree felony, Friday in Licking County Common Pleas Court.
According to court records, Collins is suspected of hiding a camera in the bedroom of a teenager sometime in July 2016. The camera was reportedly discovered Thursday and the memory card from the camera turned over to detectives.
Court records indicate the camera contained multiple videos of the teen girl in varying states of nudity.
Collins is already under indictment for gross sexual imposition, importuning, public indecency and attempted gross sexual imposition in a separate case.
In that case, Collins is accused of asking a minor child to engage in sexual conduct with him in December.
“The defendant pulled down his pants and underwear and exposing his bare penis to the victim,” according to the court records.
During a bond hearing Friday, Magistrate Mattie Klein set Collins’ bond at $100,000 in the new case and ordered him to have no contact with the victim and no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
Bethany Bruner, Reporter
Source: Newark Advocate