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A mother and son went to the library. A drama played out in an unlikely place, cops say

Florida man arrested for video voyeurism at library bathroom

Ocoee, Florida police arrested a 20-year-old man who allegedly pointed a cell phone at a child in the restrooms at a library.
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Ocoee, Florida police arrested a 20-year-old man who allegedly pointed a cell phone at a child in the restrooms at a library.

A mother and her 10-year-old son went to their local library, and it was a trip neither will forget any time soon.

According to an arrest report from the Ocoee Police Department, on Aug. 1 the boy went to use the restroom right by the entrance at the West Oaks Library. While standing in a locked stall, he said he saw a cellphone peering over the divider.

He ran out quickly to report the incident to his mother, who stood outside the bathroom waiting for the suspect to emerge.

She told cops she confronted the man, who exited the library, and then reported him to library staff. The branch manager tried to track down the suspect, who drove away in his older model Honda Accord. Police were summoned.

In surveillance video, cops saw the suspect enter the facility around 12:25 p.m. About 15 minutes later, the mother and son enter. About 1:05 p.m., the boy goes into the bathroom. At 1:13 p.m. the boy leaves the restroom. Exactly one minute later, the man exits the restroom, ignores the mother and leaves the library.

The tag on the suspect’s vehicle came back to Anna-Mae Lee Duffus of Orlando. Officers found through conducting a driver and vehicle database that of the five individuals living at her home, one person came back matching the description of the man in the library: Wade Armstrong Duffus, who is six-foot-seven-inches tall.

Duffus was placed in a lineup, says the report, and the mother identified him as the man at West Oaks.

The 19-year-old was arrested a week later, last Wednesday, and charged with video voyeurism, a third-degree felony. He was released on $1,000 bond.

The incident involving a victim who was filmed with a cellphone taped to the ceiling while she was in a shower allegedly happened at a Salvation Army owned home in the Conway area. The victim said she’s angry, embarrassed and grossed out.

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