A Monroe man is accused of trying to take inappropriate video up boys' shorts throughout town including at a community swimming pool.
Police started an investigation on Kenneth Raftery in October after a complaint from the United States Postal Inspection Service. The west coast division of USPIS discovered a case of trading child pornography with connection to Raftery.
Officers from the Monroe Police Department with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security, US Postal Inspection Service and Connecticut State Police seized evidence from the home of Raftery. During the seizure, police said they found “numerous pieces of digital evidence stored on a laptop computer, iphone and iPad.”
During their investigation, police said they located videos and pictures of suspected child pornography and voyeurism.
Police said Raftery recorded young males and men in shorts “to capture images of their genital region.” The young males and men did not know they were being recorded, according to police.
Investigators were able to determine where some videos were taken in town. Some of the videos and pictures were taken at a previous Masuk High School Football team car wash on Route 25 and from the Wolfe Park pool area.
Police said the voyeurism charge pertains to the videos taken locally while the images of child pornography were not locally produced and contain no kids from Monroe.
Investigators said in some of the videos, Raftery’s face is seen in some of the videos, which indicates that he is one operating the camera.
No one answered the door at the home of Raftery on Wednesday afternoon.
Raftery was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography and voyeurism. He was released on a $100,000 bond.
Raftery is expected to face a judge at Bridgeport Superior Court on Dec. 17.
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