A Dartmouth man arrested last month for videotaping a nude child has been found dead.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says 42-year-old Carlos Fortes of Slades Farm Lane was found dead in the basement of a New Bedford home by a family member Monday night. The DA's Office has ruled the death as an apparent suicide.

Fortes was arrested December 29th, after police received a report of a man on Slades Farm Lane videotaping a child while they were nude in the shower.

Fortes was arraigned December 30th in New Bedford District Court, and was charged with secretly videotaping a person while they were nude, lascivious posing of a nude child, and improper storage of a firearm. Fortes was out on bail at the time of his death.