A Statesboro man faces more than 70 felony charges after investigators discovered an assortment of revealing photographs of women he apparently took without permission, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
During the Thanksgiving holidays, members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team spotted Justin McConaha, 28, of Chandler Road, walking from behind an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University, said Chief Deputy Jared Akins.
Suspecting McConaha might have been involved in area burglaries, deputies stopped him for questioning and discovered he had marijuana on his person, Akins said.
"Further investigation led to the discovery of a camera containing photographs of women, some pretty explicit," he said.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for McConaha's apartment and discovered even more photos of women, many in a state of undress, apparently taken through the victims' apartment windows, Akins said.
Bulloch County sheriff's investigators posted some of the photos, altered to render them appropriate for publication, on the sheriff's office Facebook page in an attempt to identify the victims. While not all of the women in the photos were located, investigators were able to identify 14 victims, Akins said.
Akins added that the sheriff's office has since removed all the victims' photos from its Facebook page.
Currently held on marijuana charges, McConaha faces at least 72 felony charges, including peeping Tom, and more charges could surface, Akins said. The case remains under investigation and more charges could arise as the investigation goes on. Investigators have not found evidence that McConaha publicized the photos, he said.
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