(Ocala, Florida) A 40-year-old nurse with the Marion County Jail, Karen Art, has been accused of video voyeurism stemming from an incident where she had 11-year-old boys undress in front of a camera.
A co-conspirator, corrections officer Harvey Lavigne, 39, allegedly watched the naked boys and has also been charged with video voyeurism.
Most of it is too graphic to report, but at one point he said “wishing her top was gone.” Detectives said he said "thank you" when Art got one of the victims naked for him.Art and Lavigne have been booked into custody. Lavigne was released on $35,000 bond.
“While Lavigne was in his own home watching through this webcam, she had the juveniles undress in front of a camera unbeknownst to them, and Mr. Lavigne was able to watch from home,” said Marion County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jennifer Lowe.
Detectives said the chat and video voyeurism happened last summer, and they were alerted by a tipster shortly afterward.