Jeffersonville man convicted after secretly recording child in shower and locker room

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — A Jeffersonville man was sentenced to federal prison after secretly recording a minor in the shower as well as in the locker room.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana, Joseph Flamion, 47, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release. As part of his sentence, Flamion will also have to pay $10,000 in restitution, $7,500 in fines and be required to register as a sex offender.

This conviction comes after Flamion pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography, the release said.

In 2021 and 2022, Flamion used electronic devices to record a child in places where he knew the child would be naked or undressed, including the child's bathroom and bedroom. The release said Flamion had custody of the child, who was a teenager at the time.

The release said the child, along with a witness, became aware of Flamion's actions and notified the Indiana Department of Children's Services. Once Flamion was informed by DCS, he destroyed and disposed of the hidden camera he was using before it was seized by law enforcement.

In July 2022, officers with the Jeffersonville Police Department conducted searches of Flamion's home where they seized a number of electronic devices. A laptop belonging to Flamion, as well as a phone and an SD card, contained several videos of the child.

In his guilty plea, Flamion “admitted to creating the child's recordings for his own sexual gratification,” the statement said.

“All children deserve to live in a home that is a safe and loving place. This defendant used his proximity to a child to covertly invade her safety and dignity, sexually exploiting her for his own gratification,” said Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. “Those who seek to sexually exploit children must be identified and held accountable for the trauma they inflict on victims and their families. »

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