Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office early Thursday (Aug. 8) secured the conviction of a New Orleans man who surreptitiously recorded extensive video of a juvenile girl sometimes in his care while she was undressed in a private bathroom.
An Orleans Parish jury deliberated about 2 1/2 hours before returning its verdict at 12:08 a.m. The panel found Nathaniel O. Robinson guilty as charged on one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile and 17 counts of video voyeurism. Robinson, 37, additionally was found guilty of 16 lesser counts of attempted indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Criminal District Judge Paul Bonin ordered Robinson remanded into custody at the Orleans Justice Center jail until his sentence is imposed on Sept. 13.
Robinson faces up to seven years in prison — with or without hard labor — for being found guilty of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Upon his release, he will be required to register as a Louisiana sex offender for a minimum of 25 years.
The 16 counts of attempted indecent behavior with a juvenile counts each are punishable by up to 3 1/2 years in prison. Each of the 17 video voyeurism counts carries a penalty of 2 to 10 years in prison and a potential fine of up to $2,000.
The offenses took place inside an Orleans Parish home in 2016, when the juvenile girl was 16. New Orleans police were contacted after the girl discovered the video files on a computer belonging to Robinson.
The video clips were taken with a hidden camera positioned to view the shower area of the bathroom. Defense attorneys John Fuller and Marcus Delarge attributed the secret surveillance to unorthodox methods of child supervision and home security.
Assistant District Attorneys Hilary Khoury, Arthur Mitchell IV and Ashley Spears prosecuted the case.
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