A New Carlisle man was indicted this week on charges accusing him of setting up a camera to film an 11-year-old girl showering.
Dalton Konat, 24, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor, illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and endangering children. He’s expected to be arraigned on the new charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court this week.
Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Melchi was sent to meet with the child’s mother because she claimed she found nude pictures of her daughter on Konat’s phone, the affidavit says.
“She then showed me several still pictures of who she identified as her 11-year-old daughter,” the affidavit says. “The images were of the juvenile female in the shower, completely naked.”
Dalton agreed to go to the sheriff’s office for an interview, the affidavit says, where he initially denied having anything to do with the photos.
The mother of the child brought a digital memory card to the office, Melchi wrote, and on it, the investigator found a video.
“It showed Dalton setting up his phone, hiding it under the toilet in the bathroom, putting items around it to conceal the camera and phone,” the affidavit says. “He then leaves the bathroom and the juvenile female comes in.”
At the end of the video, Dalton allegedly can be seen removing the phone, the affidavit says.
“It did not appear by the video the juvenile female had any idea he was videotaping her,” the court record says.
After showing Konat the video, Melchi said Konat allegedly told him that he has a problem.
“The (mother) was brought in at the end of the interview to talk to him and he just continued saying he was sorry,” the affidavit says.
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