Poinciana man puts video camera in the wrong place, detectives say

James Sparks of Poinciana was arrested and charged with lewd behavior.
POINCIANA — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest this week, in a case that offers a sobering reminder of the risks of using high technology in the wrong way.
A Poinciana man was arrested, and charged with capital sexual battery, and lewd and lascivious molestation. His target, the sheriff’s office notes, was a girl, starting at the age of eight.
The suspect’s weapon of choice, they added, was a tiny video camera.
James Sparks, 63, of Poinciana, was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail with no bond.
Twis Lizasuain, public information officer for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, noted the investigation started on July 1, after deputies got a report from a woman who said her daughter had discovered a video camera in the bathroom at Sparks’ home.
“She asked her daughter about the camera and as they were talking, her older daughter indicated her younger sister had been inappropriately touched by Sparks, a family member, on several occasions several years ago when the victim was 8-years old,” Lizasuain noted in her report. “She indicated it had not happened recently.”
Osceola detectives launched an investigation, and were able to determine that Sparks had indeed put a camera in his bathroom.
Lizasuain said detectives interviewed Sparks, and “he also made comments which confirmed the victim’s allegations. Based on his statements, a warrant was issued for capital sexual battery (domestic) and lewd/lascivious molestation.”
In Florida, it’s illegal to intentionally use or install a device to secretly view, broadcast or record people privately, particularly if it exposes their bodies when they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
The crime is a felony.

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2 Responses to “Poinciana man puts video camera in the wrong place, detectives say”

  1. Sue says:

    Just for ur information this man was lied on. She admitted it to his attorney. Who do u people think u are blasting this before u know ALL the facts. This stuff should not be televised or radioed or whatever else till a full trial and such is done. U people have ruined this mans life based on lies. But who cares about that part right? Oh that’s right…it makes news!!! Well got a newsflash for ya…..when this man walks free becuz lies are exposed u will be confronted and corrected as such with whatever consequences are available.

  2. Sue says:

    Oh n something else…..the video cameras were used to catch his sleeping around daughter in the act cuz she was lying. He quit payn for stuff cuz she was using his home for a lay with men place. She got mad and started these lies along with her mother. At 15 yrs old. Shame on u Emily for doing this to ur dad.now u wanna fess up and tell the truth cuz u didn’t realize what the lies would do. Hmmmmmm….HAPPY NOW? Jail has u on camera screaming how sorry u are for the lies and munipulation bought on becuz ur dad refused to visit with u. Why should he? U ruined his life with ur lies BC u were PO’D!!

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