Sanford man accused of recording thousands of voyeurism videos, police searching for victims

SANFORD, Fla. — Police are asking anyone who had contact with or entered the Sanford home of Justin Johnson Sr. over the past decade to come forward as they may be potential victims of video voyeurism.

Sanford police said they have discovered thousands of videos taken over the past decade inside Johnson. Sr.’s home. Officers said Johnson Sr., 47, who has served as a foster parent since 2019, had hidden cameras installed in all rooms of his home, including the bathroom.


Johnson Sr., 47, is facing three charges of sex offense video voyeurism involving a child younger than 16 years of age, as well as a charge of possessing 10 or more child porn images and possessing 10 or more obscene materials involving child porn.

Police chief Cecil Smith said the five foster children most recently placed into Johnson Sr’s care were removed after a child found a hidden camera inside one of the rooms of the home.

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Smith said the videos collected from the home include child pornography and child sex abuse involving multiple victims of various ages.

Police said 20 children have been placed in Johnson Sr.’s care since 2019. Smith said there is a good possibility that some of those children were his victims.

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“Anyone who entered that house could have been a victim of voyeurism,” Smith said.

Smith said investigators have only combed through approximately 10% of the footage and photos seized from Johnson Sr. Police said the videos date back to 2011 and 2012.

Police said, including videos from inside the home, there are videos of Johnson Sr. acting as a peeping Tom and shooting up the skirts of unsuspecting women.

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“It’s extremely disturbing that this individual was walking among us on a daily basis,” Smith said.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Sanford police at 407-688-5070.

Johnson Sr. is being held at the Seminole County Jail.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.