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Man charged with secretly photographing minor in bathroom

Johnson City Press • Updated May 21, 2020 at 8:28 PM

ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man on Wednesday who was accused of taking nude photographs of a minor in a bathroom without the knowledge of the minor.

Rocky Alan Crowe, 57, was charged with three counts of photography in violation of privacy and five counts of aggravated unlawful photographing of a minor.

Search warrants were requested and executed after a witness told the sheriff’s department about video footage discovered on a laptop computer and a thumb drive owned by Crowe. The witness told investigators the videos appeared to have been made without the knowledge of the juvenile from a hidden camera in the bathroom.

The sheriff’s department said the video images described by the witness were found on the electronic devices.

Crowe was being held in the Carter County Jail, with bond set at $10,000,

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