Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Bellwood Man Charged with Illegally Videotaping Girls While Working on Their Family Home
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert
Berlin and Hinsdale Chief of Police Brian King announced today that bond has
been set for a Bellwood man accused of illegally videotaping three girls at a Hinsdale
home where he was hired to do construction work. Jose Gaspar, 45 (d.o.b. 8/23/1974)
of 2606 St. Charles, appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge Jeffrey
MacKay set bond at $150,000 with 10% to apply. Gaspar has been charged with one
count of Unauthorized Videotaping, Residence (Class 4 Felony) and two counts of
Unauthorized Videotaping Person Under Eighteen (Class 3 Felony).
is alleged that in November, 2019, Gaspar took dozens of` photographs and video
recordings of the homeowner’s daughters, aged fifteen and twenty-two, and of
another girl, aged sixteen, without their consent while they were showering. It
is alleged that Gaspar, who was hired by the homeowners to perform construction
work on the home, took the photographs and video recordings while he was
standing outside the home. Gaspar’s alleged actions came to light when individuals
who knew Gaspar became aware of the photographs and video recordings and
alerted a family member of the girls who in turn alerted the girls’ father. The
girls’ father immediately contacted the Hinsdale Police Department.
“The allegations against Mr. Gaspar are extremely
disturbing.” Berlin said. “Fortunately, his alleged actions were uncovered and he
now finds himself facing felony charges. I would like to thank the Hinsdale
Police Department for their efforts during the investigation of Mr. Gaspar’s alleged
actions and for their continued effort in protecting the public. I would also
like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Bridget Carlson for her work in
securing charges against Mr. Gaspar.”
next court appearance is scheduled for June 8, 2020, for arraignment in front
of Judge John Kinsella.
of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not
proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is
entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or
her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.