Wrentham Outlets Recording Suspect Accused of Child Exploitation
BOSTON — A California man has been charged with secretly filming an 11-year-old Massachusetts girl changing in her bedroom last spring, after he was investigated for allegedly filming women and girls in a Wrentham Outlets bathroom in October.
The U.S. Attorney's Office identified the suspected peeping tom as 23-year-old former Woonsocket man Jacob Guerrero of Woodland, CA.
Guerrero was arrested Thursday morning in California on one count of sexually exploiting a child.
He allegedly climbed onto a garage in Norfolk, MA to surreptitiously film the child undressing from outside her second floor bedroom window in March 2021.
Charging documents allege that Guerrero conducted surveillance of the 11-year-old victim's home in the two weeks leading up to the recording.
He allegedly made notes on his phone documenting when the victim and her siblings came home, showered and changed clothes each night.
Guerrero allegedly also recorded similar notes for several other Massachusetts homes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Court documents note that the case arose out of an investigation into allegations that Guerrero dressed as a woman and tried to secretly record girls in bathrooms and changing rooms at the Wrentham Outlets using pen cameras attached to his shoes.
He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 15 and up to 30 years in prison, up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine on the child exploitation charge.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said after being formally charged in federal court in California, Guerrero will appear in federal court in Boston at a later date.