After a three-day trial, a Salinas man was found guilty of charges for videotaping his 12-year-old stepdaughter while she got dressed and trying to delete the video, later on, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
A Monterey County Superior Court jury convicted Ivan Guillen Rodriguez, 29, of annoying or molesting a child, unlawful invasion of privacy and attempted destruction of evidence.
He will be sentenced on June 29. In January 2017, Rodriguez and his wife were having marital issues when his wife decided to look through his cellphone. When she did so, she found the video that Rodriguez had captured by “surreptitiously positioning his cellphone,” prosecutors said. When Rodriguez’s wife confronted him with the video, he grabbed the phone away from her and attempted to erase it.
Police were then called to investigate, according to prosecutors. Rodriguez denied the accusations at first, but later confessed when police told him they had a way of retrieving the video, prosecutors said. The video was later recovered through a forensic examination of the phone.
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