A former "Detective of the Year" in Washington D.C. pleaded guilty to secretly taping his adult stepdaughter while she undressed.
Metropolitan Police Department detective Keith Tabron, 51, pleaded guilty on Thursday to multiple counts of video surveillance with prurient intent.
Authorities accused Tabron of setting up a network of surveillance cameras to spy on the daughter of his estranged wife during a nine-month period between October 2011 and July 2012. She was staying at his house in Prince George's County, Md., RawStory.com reported.
The victim told investigators she realized she was being spied on when she noticed fresh paint in her bathroom. Upon closer inspection, she found one of the cameras, pointed toward the shower.
She called a cousin, who found a second camera in a bedroom. They traced the wires back to Tabron’s home office, Patch reported.
As part of the plea deal, he was slapped with a 5 year suspended sentence and 5 years of probation, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman Gina Ford told NBC Washington.
Although Maryland law requires people convicted of the crimet to register as sex offenders, prosecutors did not request that Tabron do so because he had no previous criminal record, CBS Washington reported.
Tabron joined the force in 1990 and was named 2nd District Detective of the Year in 2012 for his work getting a defendant to confess to 28 burglaries.
“Tabron used his excellent interviewing skills to bring these crimes to a closure," the program for the ceremony read.