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Former DC Detective of the Year Guilty of Secretly Videotaping Stepdaughter in Shower, Bedroom

A 23-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department has pleaded guilty to charges that he secretly taped his stepdaughter for nine months.

A former "Detective of the Year" and 23-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department has pleaded guilty in Prince George’s County to secretly videotaping a female family member, reports WJLA TV.

Detective Keith Tabron, 51, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of video surveillance with prurient intent in July, according to NBC Washington’s website. Prosecutors in the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office charge Tabron videotaped his stepdaughter in the bathroom as she was getting in and out of the shower, as well as in her bedroom as she was undressing. 

Gina Ford, public information officer for the State’s Attorney’s Office, told Patch that the crimes occurred at Tabron’s home in Upper Marlboro.

Court records show Tabron was charged with 50 counts of secretly videotaping the victim over the course of nine months between October 2011 and July 2012. Ford said the victim was the daughter of Tabron’s estranged wife, who lives out of state. The victim was staying at Tabron’s home because she had “fallen on hard times,” Ford told NBC.

According to Ford, the victim realized she was being spied on when she noticed fresh paint in her bathroom. When she inspected the paint she found one of the cameras. The victim called a cousin who found the second camera in the bedroom. They traced the wires back to Tabron’s home office and called police, says NBC.

Tabron took a plea deal and was given a five-year suspended sentence, which allows him to avoid prison time, says WJLA. He is currently suspended without pay.

This is the fourth recent incident that has come to light involving a D.C. police officer and women or girls, says WJLA. Officer Marc Washington died in an apparent suicide after he was accused of having a teen runaway take off her clothes for pictures. Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr. is accused of being a pimp in an underage prostitution ring out of his apartment. And, officer Samson Lawrence was recently accused of trying to kill his wife. 

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Mark December 27, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Tell me why this is on Perry Hall Patch, please.
McBrinn December 28, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Tell me why this is posted THREE TIMES on their FB page. Sensationalize much? So much for being a reputable news source.
McBrinn December 28, 2013 at 09:22 PM
And I'll add that who ever "Danna" is used really poor taste having a play on words using "privates" about a woman who was vilolated. I sincerely doubt the victim would appreciate the reference.

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