Authorities: Man filmed girl through bathroom window
A Manchester man is being charged with intentional trespass and invasion of privacy after authorities say he recorded a 12-year-old girl getting undressed through a bathroom window.
According to court documents, on Sept. 24, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a mother who stated she found a video on the iPod of Travis Alan Olson, 34, of Manchester, of her 12-year-old daughter getting undressed and into the shower.
The underage girl reported that Olson told her to go shower before supper, so she went into the bathroom and locked the door, documents state. The girl said when she undressed, she noticed an iPod propped up on the outside of the window with the camera lens facing inside and the window curtain pulled out of the way.
The girl then noticed the iPod had been taken down and that she saw Olson walking away from the house, documents state. The girl told her mother about the incident and the mother then asked Olson for his iPod.
Once in her possession, the mother reported that she located a video in the deleted files tab, which was footage taken through the bathroom window, showing the girl nude. The mother then said she found a similar video taken on a different date.
The mother stated she found even more videos but she did not want to continue to watch, documents state, instead choosing to confront Olson.
When the mother asked Olson about the videos, documents state Olson tackled the mother and took the iPod. He then fled the residence only to return later advising that he had destroyed the iPod, documents state.
Olson then fled the residence again when he learned law enforcement had been contacted, documents state.
A subsequent search warrant for Olson’s phone discovered an app designed to look like a calculator that could hold picture or video files that required a password to open. Documents state law enforcement confirmed the app and any contents were deleted from his phone the night of the incident.
According to online court records, Olson’s attorney made an appearance in court on his behalf and has waived the preliminary hearing.