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Police: Man took nude shots

Police say the women who were photographed heard about the pictures after the suspect started showing them to friends.

Angel Vidaurre has two black eyes and numerous felony charges after being accused of taking nude photos of three unconscious women.

Investigators say the photos were taken on three separate occasions when Vidaurre had female acquaintances over to his apartment and possibly drugged them.

Police say none of the victims knew about this until Vidaurre, 27, started showing the photos to friends, and word got back to one of the women. That woman sent a male acquaintance to collect the photos from Vidaurre, police say, then gave them to the authorities.

Vidaurre was then arrested on charges including child pornography, because one of the photographed victims is only 17.

He also has two black eyes _ apparently the handiwork of one victim's angry boyfriend, police say.

Vidaurre's arrest bears similarities to a recent Tampa case in which two men undressed an unconscious female friend and posed her for vulgar snapshots. One of those men was sentenced Wednesday to 2 years in jail, the other to 1{ years.

Although St. Petersburg police suspect Vidaurre drugged his alleged victims, he is not charged with that crime. Detective Denise Schmidt said a search of Vidaurre's home turned up a handgun and a vial of an unidentified chemical that will be tested.

Vidaurre, who lives at Brandywine Apartments, 6706 16th Place N in St. Petersburg, is a former assistant manager at Outback Steakhouse in the Tyrone area of St. Petersburg.

In February, police say, he took photos of each unconscious victim in various states of undress. He is charged with one count of sexual battery, three counts of using a child in a sexual purpose and three counts of child pornography. He was being held Wednesday night in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $400,000 bail.

Investigators say one of the women got the photographs last Thursday and called police Friday. When police first questioned Vidaurre on Monday, he said nothing. They note that he already had black eyes. No one has been charged with hitting him.

In 1995, Vidaurre was convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, resisting arrest and obstruction, according to Pinellas court records. He was sentenced to six months in jail. He previously had been convicted of driving under the influence and disorderly conduct.

In this new case, investigators wonder whether there are other victims. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Schmidt at 893-4259.

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