A former home security technician pleaded guilty to charges that he illegally accessed cameras and spied on hundreds of people. Telesforo Aviles, 35, used his position at ADT to access the accounts of over 200 customers more than 9,600 times over a four year period.
Authorities said that Aviles kept a list of attractive females who installed ADT cameras and would add his personal email address to their "ADT Pulse" accounts. That gave him access to live feeds of the cameras in their homes, which he used to spy on the women, watching as they undressed and in some cases had sex.
"This defendant, entrusted with safeguarding customers' homes, instead intruded on their most intimate moments," said Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah. "We are glad to hold him accountable for this disgusting betrayal of trust."
Aviles pleaded guilty to computer fraud and faces up to five years in prison.
"The defendant used his position of employment to illegally breach the privacy of numerous people. The FBI works with our law enforcement partners to thoroughly investigate all cyber intrusions and hold criminals accountable for their actions," said FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew J. DeSarno.
ADT said it cooperated with law enforcement during the investigation and has contacted the customers that Aviles spied on.
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