Man used camera-filled toys to spy on children, Lake County deputies say

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — Robert Anthony O’Hare was arrested Wednesday and charged with 51 additional counts stemming from a child-pornography case in October 2015.

Detectives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that after O’Hare’s arrest in October, they seized equipment and found O’Hare placed hidden cameras in two miniature juke boxes that were delivered to children. The hidden cameras were used to film the children, deputies said.

"As long as they were plugged into the wall, those cameras were activated.  He could use a remote control and remotely control what the camera was viewing,” said John Herrell, Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The children live in a home in his neighborhood on Castelli Boulevard in Mount Dora. The cameras were remotely controlled by O’Hare, detectives said.

"They didn't go through the post office, it looks as they he hand-delivered them,” said Herrell.


He is accused of producing hundreds of videos by using the telescopic lens and camera found in his closet during a search of his home in October 2015, deputies said.

Hundreds of downloaded pornographic videos involving adults were also found on his devices, deputies said.

O’Hare is also accused of downloading child porn at a coffee shop, deputies said.

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