Voyeur sentenced to 6 months, must register as sex offender

Defendant secretly videotaped co-workers, including one minor, in the restroom of pet store.
MCT Regional News
Apr 12, 2014

A 31-year-old East Side Columbus man who secretly videotaped co-workers, including one minor, in the restroom of a Canal Winchester pet store will spend six months in the Franklin County Community-Based Correctional Facility.

Nelson J. Brewer of S. Hampton Road also was placed on probation today for three years as part of the sentence imposed by Common Pleas Judge Tim Horton. He must register as a sex offender every six months for the next 25 years.

Brewer pleaded guilty in December to two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, one felony count of voyeurism and three misdemeanor counts of voyeurism.

He was an employee at Jack’s Pets, 6334 Gender Rd., when he concealed a camera in the restroom on various days from August to October, videotaping female employees as they used the toilet. One of the employees discovered the camera after noticing a blinking light in a paper-towel dispenser.

A forensic analysis of Brewer’s home computer found that he had downloaded the videos in files that were catalogued by each employee’s name. All of the victims were adults, with the exception of a 17-year-old girl.

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By John Futty - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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