A Miami man who ran a child photography business from his home was arrested after authorities said he took videos of the children as they changed in a guest bedroom, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
Diego Tobias Matrajt, 36, was charged Thursday with distribution and possession of child pornography. Matrajt, who was released on bond, could face between five and 20 years in prison if convicted.
Authorities said Matrajt distributed 10 images to an undercover agent using a file sharing program in February. After searching his home, agents found webcam photos of children under 12 in "various stages of undress,” according to an affidavit. Authorities said Matrajt then admitted to secretly filming the children as they changed.
No one answered the door at Matrajt's home Friday.
Neighbors, however, said they were concerned about the news, on a block where several children play freely on the street.
Neighbor Olga Maria said the sound of children's voices often woke her up on the weekend.
"We found it odd that there were so many children there so early," Maria said in an interview in Spanish.