Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Secretly Recording Videos of Underage Girl Showering and Possession of Child Pornography


Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Secretly Recording Videos of Underage Girl Showering

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A Middlesex County man was sentenced to prison Monday for secretly recording videos of an underage girl naked using a camera he hid in the bathroom of the apartment where the girl lived. He also pleaded guilty to possessing multiple files of child pornography on his computer.

Gustavo Idrovo, 42, of Perth Amboy, N.J., was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca Jr. in Middlesex County. He pleaded guilty on April 6 to charges of second-degree photographing or filming a child in a prohibited sexual act and third-degree possession of child pornography. Idrovo will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life.

Deputy Attorney General Joseph Remy took the guilty plea and handled the sentencing for the Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau. The charges are the result of an investigation by the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit (DTIU), the Division of Criminal Justice, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, and other members of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, assisted by the Perth Amboy Police Department.

A detective of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office was monitoring a peer-to-peer file-sharing network popular with sex offenders when he downloaded two files of suspected child pornography from a computer IP address that was traced to Idrovo’s residence. Idrovo was arrested in February 2014 when members of the ICAC Task Force went to his residence to investigate. Task force members interviewed Idrovo and obtained permission to search his laptop computer, which was found to contain more than 20 videos and images of child pornography, as well as additional videos of women and an underage girl showering. Further investigation by ICAC Task Force members revealed that Idrovo had hidden a camera in the bathroom of the apartment where the women and the teenage girl lived in order to record videos of them naked. Four videos of the underage girl were found on Idrovo’s laptop computer.

“Idrovo violated the innocence of a young girl by secretly recording her most private moments,” said Attorney General Porrino. “All too frequently we find that those who sexually exploit children by sharing child pornography online also engage in hands-on predatory conduct against children. We’ve put Idrovo in prison, where he can no longer harm any child to satisfy his deviant desires.”

“Idrovo’s despicable conduct involving the hidden camera and the underage girl was uncovered after a detective found him sharing child pornography online,” said Director Elie Honig of the Division of Criminal Justice. “We’ll continue to patrol the internet with our law enforcement partners to catch those who distribute child pornography and prey on children.”

“We will not tolerate offenders who prey on innocent and unsuspecting children,” said Colonel Patrick Callahan, Acting Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “The entire law enforcement community will continue to collaborate to expose these predators and bring them to justice.”

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