Local electrician Ryan C. Lloyd is following a previous arrest for video voyeurism with more charges made by the Owensboro Police Department. On Friday, March 8, Lloyd, 41, was arrested and charged with an indictment warrant for 14 counts of promoting a minor under 16 years of age in sexual performance, six counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 18 years of age and three counts of voyeurism.
At Lloyd’s arraignment on Jan. 25, court documents state that Lloyd waived his preliminary hearing to the grand jury. A warrant of arrest on indictment of information was issued on March 5, after OPD investigators issued a search warrant for Lloyd’s belongings, including computer files, passwords, cell phone material and data storage devices.
Lloyd was originally arrested on Dec. 19 for video voyeurism, regarding an alleged incident that occurred when one of his clients discovered a camera inside one of the bathroom lights he had completed electrical work on.
The indictment presented by the grand jury describes 23 different counts against Lloyd. The indictment states that on or around Dec. 2, Lloyd committed the “offense of promoting sexual performance by minor under 16 years of age, when knowing the character and content therof, he produced, directed, or prompted any performance which includes sexual conduct by a minor under 16 and 18 years of age.”
An affidavit for a search warrant that was filed on Dec. 18 states that Lloyd captured video that included nude or partially nude images of a minor, as well as two adults living in the home where the camera was placed. OPD detectives also uncovered a storage card used for storing recordings inside the camera, which contained nudity of those living in the residence as well.
Lloyd admitted to working on a hallway light at the residence but denied installing the camera. However, OPD determined the wiring for the camera was tied to wiring for the light fixture which Lloyd had wired to remain on at all times. The victims had removed the camera upon discovering a blue, blinking light in their bathroom. The victim told OPD that a neighbor, Lloyd, had come to the residence the week before to work on a hallway light. However, after Lloyd left, the family later noticed two small holes in the bathroom wall under a light fixture, as well as drywall dust on the vanity beneath the fixture. A carefully placed camera was located inside the hole.
Lloyd is currently being held at the Daviess County Detention Center on $50,000 full cash bond for the 14 counts of promoting a minor under 16 years of age in sexual performance.
Lloyd’s next arraignment will be held on March 27 at 8:30 a.m.