Dixie man accused of videotaping in women's restrooms

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:16 p.m.

A Dixie County man was putting hidden cameras in women’s restrooms and other places, and then viewing the recordings at his home, Dixie County sheriff’s investigators said.

The man may have gotten access to otherwise private areas because he worked for a Gainesville cleaning firm, authorities said.

The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronald A. Everett, 45, of Old Town, on three counts of video voyeurism.

The case got started when a hidden camera was found in a Dixie County business while the camera was recording activities in a women’s restroom and other areas where there was an expectation of privacy, according to investigators. Maj. Scott Harden said a review of the video showed that the business where the camera was found was not the only establishment where recordings had been made.

During a search of Everett’s home on Wednesday, deputies seized cameras and computer equipment that were turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Digital Recovery Unit to be analyzed.

Harden said Everett works for a Gainesville-based contract cleaning firm that does cleaning in government and commercial properties.

The investigation locally is now focusing on places that Everett had access to in to order to determine if any other recordings have been made and not reported, Harden said.

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