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Putnam County man found guilty of secretly video taping young girls

10:11 AM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- It took a jury less than an hour to find a 53-year-old man guilty of charges related to his video taping of girls.

After a two-day trial, a jury found Frank Landon Adams guilty of tampering with physical evidence, a third degree felony; four counts of video voyeurism, each a first degree misdemeanor and interception of a oral communication, a third degree felony, according to a news release from State Attorney R.J. Larizza's office.

The release said Adams would earn the trust of young girls and then secretly record them in the nude.

Adams used a hidden camera to videotape two 16-year-old girls using the guest bathroom in his Interlachen home.

Adams also, the release said, used a hidden camera in a 16-year-old girl's closet to secretly videotape her in her bedroom at her house.

Before the Putnam County Sheriff's Office went to Adams' home to serve a search warrant, he activated a disk scrubbing program on his computer, destroying physical evidence.

Adams' charge of interception of oral communication stems from when detectives recovered a video of one of the victims showering in the guest bathroom. After she dresses, she is overheard talking to someone on her cell phone. Adams is then seen going into the bathroom and having a conversation with the young girl. The release said Adams' hidden camera recorded both video and audio of the two's conversation.

Sentencing for Adams is scheduled for October 30th at 1:30 p.m. He faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.

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