Largo Man Accused of Video Voyeurism
Pinellas Park police said they have identified 14 different people who were video recorded while using the women’s restrooms. Others who were recorded have not been identified.
PINELLAS PARK – A Largo man has been accused of using video cameras to record multiple women and two men while using the women’s restrooms in an office building, the Pinellas Park Police Department said.
John Phillip Gibbs, 49, of Largo, was charged with 14 counts of video voyeurism, a felony. The investigation is ongoing as police officers continue to identify others who were video recorded. Additional charges are expected, officers said.
The investigation began March 2 when Pinellas Park Police were called to an office building at 12360 66th St. N to investigate a suspicious incident in one of the women’s restrooms inside the building. During the initial investigation officers said they found two separate video recording devices above the ceiling tiles inside two different women’s restrooms.
After watching the recordings, police said they saw video images of multiple women and two men who had been recorded while using the restroom.
Detectives said they were able to identify Gibbs from images on the video as being a maintenance worker for the office building. Over the past several days, officers said they have been working to identify the women and men who were videoed. So far, 14 different people have been identified however, several more have not been identified.
Police told the office building management about the recordings. The building management has notified the 60 different small businesses inside the building where the common restrooms are located.
Pinellas Park police are asking anyone who either works, visited, or been a customer of any of the businesses inside the office building and who thinks they might have been a victim to contact them. Officers said they believe that Gibbs had been recording such videos since the beginning of February before being discovered. Anyone who thinks they might have been recorded is asked to call the Pinellas Park Police Department at (727) 369-7864.
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