BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Police arrested 27 year old Douglas Hughes after he allegedly admitted to using his cell phone to videotape young girls changing at Red Reef Park. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on two counts of “Video Voyeurism.”
Here is the rundown of events from the Boca Raton Police Department:
On Saturday, August 18, 2012, just after 4:00 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a voyeurism complaint at Red Reef Park, 1400 North Ocean Boulevard.
Officers met with the victim and her 10 year old daughter. The victim said they were changing in the women’s bathroom, which is located in the south end of the park. As they were changing, her daughter saw a hand holding a white iPhone between the window slats, facing into the bathroom. The victim ran outside and saw a red Toyota back out of a nearby parking spot and drive out of the park. The victim gave the tag number to officers. The victim told officers they saw a male standing by the entrance to the men’s bathroom as they were walking into the women’s bathroom.
Officers went to the address listed on the registration of the Toyota. The owner of the vehicle said her son, Douglas Hughes, drives the car. Officers then spoke with Hughes, who said he was jogging in Red Reef Park and was near the bathroom, but said he didn’t have his phone with him and denied any involvement in the crime.
On Tuesday, August 21, Boca Raton Police detectives again spoke with Hughes about the crime. This time, Hughes admitted to recording the victim and her daughter with his phone. Hughes also said that he secretly recorded people on numerous occasions in Red Reef Park and Patch Reef Park. Detectives arrested Hughes and charged him with one count for each victim of video voyeurism for recording the victim and her 10 year old daughter. If anyone has information about this case or any other events, please contact Detective Ron Mello at 561-620-6186.