ROSEPINE, La. (KALB) - The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a Rosepine man following an investigation into allegations that he secretly filmed an adult female and 9-year-old female in the bathroom without their knowledge several times.
Jeffery Debarge, 30, was initially arrested on May 13. He was charged with video voyeurism and possession of child pornography. Bond was set at $150,000.
The incidents took place at Debarge's residence. The camera was hidden in one of his restrooms. The adult female was an acquaintance who had visited the residence. The child belonged to another female who lived with Debarge. The child's mother and Debarge were in a relationship. These incidents took place over a period of time.
As detectives continued to investigate following the May 13 arrest, State Police and a forensic examination of Debarge's cell phone were conducted. During the course of the examination, additional videos of the child were found.
Detectives said Debarge had attempted to delete these videos from his phone. He was arrested on an additional charge of video voyeurism, and bond on this charge was set at $50,000.
He remains in jail.