A Florida woman who suspected her mother's boyfriend of having an affair didn't find proof when she opened his computer to investigate. Instead, she found thousands of nude photos and videos of herself that had been taken with hidden cameras.
The mother's boyfriend, 48-year-old Matthew Bordeaux, was arrested Oct. 29 and charged with video voyeurism. He is being held on $10,000 bond.
The Sun-Sentinel reports that Bordeaux, the mother and the daughter had lived together for seven years "as a family."
The daughter told police that she found the photos and videos while searching Bordeaux's computer for proof that he was having an affair.
While searching the computer, the woman found a folder marked "hidden" that contained the photos and videos, according to WPLG.
One video showed the woman undressing in her bedroom and another showed her getting out of the shower.
Police found hidden cameras in an electrical socket in the woman's room and an AC adapter in the bathroom, according to the Daily Mail.
The woman told police that Bordeaux had given her the electrical socket when they moved into their new home at the beginning of 2017. Bordeaux claimed he didn't want to leave it at the old home because it was "too expensive," according to the Sun-Sentinel.
A search of the computer revealed more than 2,500 photos and videos dating back to December 2016.
Police note in their report that each hidden camera has a memory card that "would require the defendant to remove the camera in order to transfer the files to his computer, and then reinstall the camera afterwards," according to WPLG.
According to an NBC News report from 2014, the technology of hidden cameras has outpaced laws against voyeurism.
In Florida, arrests for video voyeurism rose from 24 in 2010 to 53 in 2013, according to the report.
Some of that increase can be attributed to the rise of smartphone technology, which makes it easier to secretly record people without investing in tiny hidden cameras.
One woman, Nicole Weaver, told NBC News about the time she was shopping with her children when another woman alerted her to a man who was using his smartphone to record her.
"She came up to me in the aisle saying: 'He's taking your photo! He's taking pictures!' That's when I really noticed he was standing literally right next to me, kneeling down, I guess pretending to look at medicine, his camera looking up my skirt," Weaver said.