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Seminole voyeur spied on those using his bathroom, deputies say

A child porn investigation led to secretly recorded videos of adults using the bathroom, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Jesse Michael Chester, 40, was arrested on 20 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of video voyeurism, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Jesse Michael Chester, 40, was arrested on 20 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of video voyeurism, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. [ Pinellas County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jan. 23, 2020
Updated Jan. 23, 2020

SEMINOLE ⁠— A child pornography investigation turned up secretly recorded videos of adults using the bathroom, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Now Jesse Michael Chester faces charges of possession of child pornography and video voyeurism.

The 40-year-old Seminole man was the subject of a child pornography investigation that was launched in November, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives said they obtained “numerous images” of child pornography from his phone and cloud storage accounts.

During that investigation, detectives said they also found videos of adults using Chester’s bathroom. He was brought to sheriff’s headquarters to be questioned by detectives.

He admitted to downloading images depicting child pornography, the Sheriff’s Office said. And he admitted to using a cell phone to secretly record people using his bathroom, the agency said, and uploading those videos to a public website.

Detectives have identified two of the adults seen in those videos. Chester’s address was listed as 7664 115th St. N.

He was arrested Wednesday on 20 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of video voyeurism. He was booked into the Pinellas County jail but his bail amount was not available that evening.

Anyone who has information about this case, has visited Chester’s home or knows someone who has, is asked to contact the Crimes Against Children Unit at (727) 582-6200.