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Seminole Man Accused of Video Voyeurism, Possession of Child Porn

Jesse Michael Chester | Pinellas Sheriff | Arrests

Pinellas deputies say he admitted to downloading child pornography and secretly using a cell phone to record video of adults using the bathroom in his home.

SEMINOLE – Deputies have arrested a Seminole man and charged him with multiple counts of possessing child pornography and making secret videos of adults using his bathroom, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Jesse Michael Chester, 40, of Seminole, was charged with 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography, two counts of Video Voyeurism. Deputies said Chester admitted to downloading multiple images of
child pornography. Chester told detectives he secretly used a cell phone to record video of adults using his bathroom. Detectives say the bathroom videos were uploaded to a public internet site. Detectives have identified two of the victims.

Deputes said they began their investigation began in November after receiving information that Chester possessed child pornography.

Detectives were able to recover numerous images depicting child pornography from Chester’s cell phone and from his cloud-based storage account. According to detectives, the investigation discovered additional covert videos of people using a bathroom in Chester’s home.

If you feel you have been a victim or know someone who visited Chester’s residence who could be a victim of voyeurism, please contact Detective Paden of the Crimes Against Children Unit at (727) 582-6200.

The investigation continues.

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