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Falls man accused of secretly recording teen in a shower

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CUYAHOGA FALLS: A 25-year-old man, accused of secretly recording a teen as she took a shower, is expected to appear in Stow Municipal Court Thursday.

Tyler B. LaFratta, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested Wednesday on charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material, pandering obscenity involving a minor, tampering with evidence, and voyeurism, all felonies.

Police received a report Feb. 17 from the mother of a 16-year-old girl who said her daughter saw an iPhone tucked into a pile of clothes on the bathroom floor when she exited the shower.

During the investigation, LaFratta turned over the iPhone to police. Officers initially did not find the video on the phone, police said.

The case was turned over to the detective bureau. Det. Brett Reynolds obtained a search warrant for the phone so that a forensic examination could be completed.

The examination did produce evidence of the crime, Reynolds said.


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