Palm Beach Sergeant With Foot Fetish Used Police-Issued Camera to Tape Teen: Report

A Palm Beach Sheriff's sergeant is being held on lewd conduct and video voyeurism.

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013  |  Updated 3:49 PM EDT
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Man Charged With Having Sex With Minor, Sending Explicit Photos to Her Father: Police

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Man Charged With Having Sex With Minor, Sending Explicit Photos to Her Father: Police

A Miramar man was being held on no bond Thursday after his arrest for engaging in sexual activity with a minor, sending explicit photos to the girl's father and threatening to kill the girl's grandmother, according to officials. Tavaris Adams, 28, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, according to a Hollywood Police report.
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A veteran Palm Beach Sheriff's sergeant is facing sex charges after allegedly using his department-issued video camera to record a teenage girl.

 

The Palm Beach Post reports that Sgt. Mario Pradere was arrested Thursday on allegations of lewd conduct and video voyeurism.

According to Pradere's arrest report, a teenage girl alleged that the 50-year-old police sergeant massaged her feet while touching himself. The girl also alleged that he hid a department-issued video camera in her bedroom and recorded her while she undressed.

VIDEO: Teen Testifies That Miramar Police Captain Made Her Strip Naked

Police say Pradere later admitted to fondling the girl's feet and videotaping her. Authorities say the sergeant said his behavior resulted from a "fetish."

On Friday, Pradere's attorney said, "People get arrested all the time, and they're presumed innocent. In Mr. Pradere's case, it's no different."

Jail records show Pradere was being held on $100,000 bond as of Saturday afternoon.

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