David A. Bennett, 46, of the 6200 block of Rattlesnake Hammock Road, was arrested October 28 — five weeks after the woman and her boyfriend, both in their early 20s, as well as another witness, found a folder on a computer network with videos of the woman naked in her bathroom.
The footage also included a video of the woman and her boyfriend, who lived with her in the apartment, having sex.
The woman’s father said Bennett was the couple’s roommate, and that the crime, which is a misdemeanor offense, amounts to “visually raping” his daughter.
“It’s your own home. There is the ultimate expectation of privacy, and that was violated,” he said.
During the Sheriff’s Office’s investigation, investigators found three holes in the woman’s bathroom, as well as three holes in the wall of Bennett’s adjacent room. (NOTE: NEW TENANTS PLEASE FILL IN ALL HOLES ON EVERY WALL!!!!)
The couple first discovered something was amiss when their neighbor found public files on his video game system that he hadn’t seen before. As he opened the items in a folder called “Dave’s files”, he discovered the videos, according to reports. The victim’s father said the four units in the apartment building shared the same wireless router.
The neighbor, who is a family friend of one of the victims, called the couple when he discovered the videos. They rushed home from work to confirm that they were the ones in the images.
The couple told investigators they never gave permission to be videotaped.
As of Tuesday, Bennett remained behind bars. During his first appearance in court, a judge tripled Bennett’s bond to $105,000. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 23.
I KNOW YOU CAN’T REALLY DISCRIMINATE WHEN IT COMES TO EXTRA MONEY BUT I WOULDN’T CHOOSE A PERSON DOUBLE MY AGE; WHO LOOKS LIKE HE OWNS A BLOW-UP DOLL TO BE MY DOORMAN, NONLESS MY ROOMMATE!