Saturday, August 18, 2007
Illegal Invasion of Privacy to a 16 year old girl by a pedophile Former Kansas Farley trustee.
Former Farley trustee sentenced to a year in jail for invading privacy.
The former chairman of the Farley Board of Trustees was sentenced this morning to one year in jail for placing a hidden camera in a 16-year-old relative’s bedroom.
Charles L. McCardie, 47, pleaded guilty in Platte County Circuit Court to one count of invasion of privacy, a misdemeanor. Authorities said he used the camera hidden in a smoke detector to watch the girl without her knowledge.
According to court records, the victim’s mother told the Platte County Sheriff’s Department in June 2006 that her daughter had found a camera hidden in the smoke detector of her bedroom. A detective with the county’s cyber crimes unit found a wireless camera in the smoke detector. The detective then found wireless receivers in the downstairs living room and office at the house.
McCardie initially denied any knowledge of the camera and said it might have been installed sometime over the weekend while the family was out of town, according to the documents. He later admitted he had installed the cameras in the bedroom and used a desktop computer and TV to monitor it, the court documents said.