A Sebastian man was arrested after secretly recording his stepdaughter using a hidden camera in her bedroom.
On November 14, 2021, the victim and her mother went to the Sebastian Police Department to file a complaint. The mother said she looked at the personal cell phone of Robert Lee Donnet and discovered an app called “Yi Eye” installed on his phone.
According to the affidavit, the mother through Donnet’s phone and discovered videos of her daughter’s bedroom. She then found videos of her daughter undressing.
The app had a live streaming feature showing the bedroom as it recorded any motion. The mother identified the source of the camera to be a false smoke detector.
“Once discovering the camera, she removed it, and [the mother] and [daughter] responded to the police department,” the officer said.
The mother and daughter gave no consent for a camera to be placed in the bedroom. There were a total of 10 videos stored on the phone.
While questioned by investigators, Donnet admitted to installing the camera inside the private bedroom.
Donnet was charged with Video Voyeurism of a child less than 16-years-old and transported to the Indian River County Jail. Bond is set at $25,000.