Woman uncovers photographer's spy-cam scheme, San Antonio police say

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by Marvin Hurst / KENS 5

Unwitting woman uncovers photographer's spy-cam scheme

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- An arrest document describes how comfortable a 36-year-old woman was with a freelance photography business associate. She was so relaxed San Antonio police say  she would  bring her teenage daughters to his house. Investigators say that calm turned to shock when the woman found out her business associate had schemed to get nude photos of her.

Kevin Esparza, 52, was arrested for improper photography. He is expected to be free on a $15,000 bond.

According to an arrest warrant, Esparza gave the victim a FM/AM compact disc player to play music as she showered at his home in the 100 block of Sharon on April 9. The warrant says she had been at his home since April 5 without her 16 and 14-year-old daughters. The two are not romantically involved investigators said.

Police say she was having trouble getting the speakers to work when a SD card fell out the speakers. The arrest document said the woman found out the speakers were really a spy cam. To her horror, the SD card had recorded images of the victim nude in the shower and using the restroom police said. The victim viewed the images on her laptop.

Investigators say the woman called police from a hotel in the 100 block of N.E. Loop 410 to report the crime Tuesday evening.

Public information Officer Matthew Porter says detectives were executing a search warrant at Esparza's home to see if there are more victims. 

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