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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 3 months ago

Ocoee police: Man caught videotaping child in West Oaks Library restroom

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Wade Armstrong Duffus, 20, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 9, on a charge of video voyeurism.
by: Danielle Hendrix Black Tie Editor

Ocoee police arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday who allegedly pointed a cell phone at a child in the restrooms at the West Oaks Library.

Wade Armstrong Duffus

According to police, a 10-year-old boy was in the men’s restroom at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 1 when he said he saw movement through the cracks to the stall next to him. The boy said he then saw a cell phone come up above his restroom stall and point directly at him.

Police said the boy told his mother about what happened, and she waited for the man to exit the bathroom and ask why he had his phone pointed at her son. A black man, later identified as Wade Armstrong Duffus, left the bathroom and said no one else was in there.

Duffus then walked around the boy’s mother and left the library as she attempted to stop him, police said, and library staff attempted to stop him in the parking lot. Duffus then got into his vehicle and drove off.

Police arrested Duffus on Aug. 9 for video voyeurism.

Ocoee police have asked that parents use this as a reminder to talk to their children about telling a parent or another trusted adult anytime they feel uncomfortable about a situation. 

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Ocoee Police Department at (407) 905-3160 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or crimeline.org.

Danielle Hendrix is the Black Tie Editor for all three of Observer Media Group's print publications in Orange County. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in world comparative studies. ...

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