Man gets 10 years for videotaping teenage girls

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:11 p.m.

An Interlachen man convicted of secretly videotaping two teenage girls was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Tuesday.

Circuit Judge Carlos E. Mendoza of the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida sentenced Frank Landon Adams, 53, at the Putnam County Courthouse in Palatka.

Adams was convicted on Oct. 24 of four first-degree misdemeanor counts of video voyeurism and two third-degree felonies for tampering with physical evidence and interception of oral communication. He faced a maximum possible prison sentence of 14 years, according to a news release from the State Attorney’s Office.

He secretly taped two 16-year-old girls in the nude from February 2009 to May 2010 using a hidden camera in his guest bathroom. He also taped one of them in her bedroom by placing a hidden camera in the bedroom closet, according to the news release.

Adams was charged with evidence tampering because he used a disc-scrubbing program to knowingly destroy physical evidence on his computer before the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office arrived at his house with a search warrant. The communication charge was for a conversation he had with one of the girls that he secretly taped in his guest bathroom.

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