A Monroe man under investigation for child pornography also recorded young males around town without their knowledge, according to police.
"You could see him trying to attempt to position himself with a recording device that would actually record up-short shots," Lieutenant Keith White with the Monroe Police Department said. "His actions were deliberate and you could tell the types of photographs he was trying to obtain."
Police began an investigation into Kenneth Raftery in October after being contacted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service concerning a child exploitation case with connections to Monroe.
Federal investigators traced transfers of child pornography to Raftery, police said.
Authorities executed a search and seizure warrant at Raftery's home at 8 Stonecraft Way and found evidence on a computer, iPhone and an iPad.
While looking for evidence of child pornography, investigators found videos of young teens on the iPad and iPhone recorded around Monroe, police said.
The videos included one recorded at a Masuk High School Football car wash on Route 25 and others from an area near Wolfe Park pool, according to police.
The videos are of young males and men in shorts and seem to attempt to record up the victims' shorts, police said. Raftery's face can be seen in some of the videos, making it clear he was the one who recorded them, according to police.
Federal authorities said they also found child porn on Raftery's electronic devices.
Raftery was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree possession of child pornography and voyeurism.
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