Warrant: Raleigh man threatened peeping victim
Posted December 19, 2013
Updated November 3, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Editor's Note: Jon Caldwell was convicted of three counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was required to register as a sex offender upon release from prison. Caldwell served about 14 months behind bars.
A Raleigh man arrested last week on peeping charges had allegedly hidden a camera in the home of his victim, according to a search warrant in the case.
Jon Carty Caldwell, 41, was charged on Saturday with one count each of installing/using a photo device in a room and possessing photographic images from peeping.
The search warrant, issued Dec. 17 for Caldwell's home and car, claim that victim found him Dec. 10 in the master bathroom of her home removing a small camera from the ventilation system.
Caldwell told her, according to the warrant, that he had hidden the camera in the house on Dec. 6 and also admitted to placing it in "plenty of locations." He also admitted to having viewed images from the camera for several days.
"The suspect goes on to state that he has collected the footage and threatened the victim to disseminate it."
Raleigh police say Caldwell knows the woman and that the crime was not random.
Caldwell was initially jailed under a $10,000 secure bond, but he was being held in the Wake County Detention Center Thursday under a $125,00 bond on new charges that include cyberstalking and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
In an arrest warrant issued Wednesday, police say he had in his possession photos of young children engaging in sexual conduct.