TAMARAC (CBS4) – A Tamarac man is accused of secretly recording his roommate in the nude and the victim is the one who made the startling discovery, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
According to the arrest report, William Raber, 27, admitted to detectives that he set up a small camera in his roommate’s bedroom and recorded her in the nude. BSO says Raber’s wife rented a room in their Tamarac home to a former co-worker back in April. At some point, the roommate attempted to log into the internet using Raber’s computer. According to BSO, the victim told detectives that she “got this feeling” that there might be something about her on Raber’s computer so she started looking at his files.
“She had that expectation of privacy and then she just happened upon these videos of herself in the nude,” said BSO Spokesperson Dani Moschella. “It wasn’t just one. It was 4 videos.”
Moschella says that wasn’t all she found on Raber’s computer.
“While she was on the computer she also noticed still images and videos of child pornography,” Moschella said.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Raber at his home on Friday. BSO says the victim copied the home videos and some of the child porn from Raber’s computer then reported him to detectives. Raber is charged with video voyeurism and more than a dozen counts of possessing child pornography.
At his bond court hearing on Saturday, Raber’s attorney said the Kentucky native has no prior criminal history. His wife, Yubexa, told the judge they can’t afford the $162-thousand dollar bond.
“I really can’t pay that much,” she said.
Raber’s neighbors say he’s a quiet guy. His Facebook page reveals a man with a quirky nature — even dressing in an inmate outfit as the Joker for Halloween a few years ago. But BSO says what’s he accused of doing to his roommate is no joke.
“She should have been in a safe place in a room that she rented but she wasn’t,” Moschella said.
The report also says Raber admitted downloading child pornography.
If Raber makes bond, the judge ordered him not to contact the victim, to wear an ankle monitor and not to use the computer.