An Amazon driver faces a swath of child pornography charges following his arrest on Monday after a months-long investigation.
The Wrentham Police began investigating Jacob Guerrero, 23, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in August when a customer at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets in Massachusetts called in about a man sneaking into a women’s bathroom. Guerrero allegedly donned a blonde wig, snuck into the restroom, and used a pen camera attached to a shoe to film girls between the ages of 12 and 15, Boston 25 News reported.
“Pen cameras are easily concealed surveillance cameras that have the ability to record video and photos on Micro SD cards contained within the pen,” the department explained in a statement. “The photos or video captured can then be transferred to any device, including cell phones and computers.”
When police arrived on the scene, Guerrero was gone. However, security footage allowed them to determine his identity and profession, and later obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Guerrero was initially arrested during a traffic stop in early September and charged with photographing an unsuspecting naked person. He was released on bail shortly after.
Officers were eventually able to obtain a search warrant for his cellphone and personal vehicle. During these searches, 12 videos were found of unsuspecting women and girls in various states of undress, sufficient to charge Guerrero with 12 counts of possession of child pornography.
Five of the victims were determined to be under 18, with some reportedly being as young as 8- and 11-years-old. One video, in particular, appeared to have been taken through a child’s bedroom window while they undressed.
Guerrero was scheduled to be arraigned in court on Tuesday morning, following his arrest on Monday night.
“This investigation is active and ongoing, including several law enforcement agencies in more than one state,” the Wrentham Police said in a statement released on Facebook. “We will provide additional information at the appropriate time. We extend our appreciation to the Cohasset Police Department for their invaluable assistance and resources used in this investigation. Anyone having information concerning this case should contact Wrentham Police Detective Robert O’Connell at 508-384-2121.”
“We’ve been notified that as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, a driver who delivered our packages was arrested and charged with serious crimes,” Amazon said in a statement to Boston 25 News. This individual is no longer delivering packages for Amazon and we’ll continue to assist law enforcement with their investigation.”
Newsweek reached out to the Wrentham Police Department for comment.
A similar incident in Berks County, Pennsylvania, led to the arrest of a doctor on October 2 for allegedly filming children and adults with a hidden camera in his own bathroom. Police found “approximately 2,822 videos and 1,400 pictures, dating back to 2018” taken with the camera in the possession of Justin Rutherford, 32. He was later detained at Washington Dulles Airport in Virginia and extradited to Pennsylvania.
Rutherford was also accused of sexual assault by two underage boys. He now faces 45 charges, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, possession of child pornography, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, and criminal use of communication facility.