Convicted Sex Offender Arrested for Using Drone for Video Voyeurism on Cranston Woman | #childpredator | #kidsaftey | #childsaftey


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A convicted sex offender reportedly found a new way to creep on a victim in Rhode Island. 

According to Cranston Police, on Wednesday June 21 at approximately 11:00 PM, officers responded to a Midland Road address where a female stated she noticed a drone peering in her bathroom window. 

The unidentified female filed a report with officers stating she had just returned home from work and was in her bathroom preparing to use the shower. 

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She told police her bathroom window was slightly open, and she heard a buzzing noise and went out in the backyard thinking it had something to do with her pool. 

Once in the backyard she noticed a drone hovering outside her bathroom window where she was preparing to take a shower.

She told police when she approached the drone, it moved quickly away from her to get away and hit a branch of tree and fell to the ground. 

The victim said she quickly grabbed the drone before it took off and submerged it in her pool to disable it and called police to report the drone looking in her bathroom window. 

 

Following Up on Lead

On June 23, Cranston police oficers and Detectives conducted a follow up investigation with the seized drone and was able to track it down to the operator identified as Christopher Jones who is a convicted sex offender. 

According to police, Jones does not have a duty to register, since his requirement ended in 2015. 

Jones admitted he was the operator and was later arrested on Video Voyeurism charges which the law states, a person is guilty of video voyeurism when that person, for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification or stimulation, looks into an occupied dwelling or other building by use of an imaging device that provides images of the interior of a dwelling. 

Christopher Jones was charged with (1) count of Video Voyeurism which is a felony, and is awaiting arraignment at Cranston Police headquarters. 

 

 

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