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John Hayes Photo by: Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Ohio child porn suspect commits suicide - arrested for secretly videoing over 50 women

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John Hayes Photo by: Franklin County Sheriff's Office

An Ohio man who was being investigated for child porn and had been charged with voyeurism, has killed himself.

Police in Ohio were searching for child porn when they discovered as many as 50 videos of women who were filmed without their knowledge, in the privacy of their own home. The accused, John Hayes, committed suicide on Wednesday.

Authorities report that the 39-year-old father of two died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at Advanced Swimming Pool Systems having been released on bail, according to reports from local, NBC 4i.

Despite his death, investigators says the investigation into Hayes’ actions will continue due to the child pornography found on his computers and external hard drives.

The authorities in Ohio were searching Hayes’ computer when they made the discovery of thousands of videos and images of naked females on his computer.

Reports from WCMH-TV stated that some of the victims were record engaging in sexual activity through their bedroom windows. The police believe that Hayes had been following some of his victims, learning their patterns, before videoing them.

The man, from Grandview Heights, near Columbus, was charged with two counts of voyeurism on Friday.

This Tuesday a second search warrant was executed. Investigators discovered a hidden camera in his bedroom, behind a two-way mirror. Police said he had been videoing his wife without her knowledge.

Police also found cameras outside the home which they believe were used to film his friends and neighbors.

Neighbors said they found the accusations unsettling.

“I’ll be a little more careful,” resident Meredith Trapp told WBNS.

“You perceive this to be a safe neighborhood, and you tend not to lock your doors. I imagine I’ll be thinking about it now.”

Here’s the WCMH-TV initial report on the story:

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