Crime

Swansea man gets jail term for secretly recording teenage sisters


SWANSEA, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say secretly watched and recorded two teenage sisters in the bathroom of his home has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail and five years of probation, the maximum sentence he could have received, prosecutors said.

Gerald Caron, 66, of Swansea, pleaded guilty last week to possession of child pornography and photographing sexual or intimate parts without consent, according to a statement Monday from the office of Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III.

The sisters, aged 18 and 15, had known Caron for many years and he offered to let them live in his home in January 2020 temporarily when they moved out of their family home.

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Caron set up a two-way mirror in the home that looked directly into a bathroom used by the sisters, prosecutors said. The older sister discovered the mirror in June 2020 and reported it to police.

Police who checked out the home also found a video camera and a two-way mirror in the older sister’s bedroom.

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