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Accused Tampa video voyeur cleared of all charges, record expunged

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James Stanton

After detectives found hundreds of videos of women using the restroom on the computer of a Tampa executive, the accused voyeur is out free and back practicing law.

BayLawsuits reports that attorney James Stanton, the ex-chief financial officer and vice president of MaintenX, a maintenance contractor based in Tampa, has been cleared of all charges stemming from his 2014 arrest.

Tampa police expunged the arrest record in the Hillsborough County court system.

Stanton was allegedly caught after slipping up in a YouTube video where he can be seen adjusting the video equipment.

A minimum of five lawsuits arose from the tapes, which had more than 200 videos. Originally, a female employee who was allegedly videotaped in the MaintenX bathroom or shower area filed suit, followed by a least four more “Jane Doe” lawsuits followed.

One suit claimed that the companies IT director informed the executives about the videos years before the arrest, but no action was taken by the company to investigate the allegation.

The employee then went to the police.

However, a MaintenX executive claimed that no one at the company was aware of Stanton’s actions.

Initially, Stanton was set to be charged with 123 counts of video voyeurism, which would have been a third-degree felony. However, the state attorney charged him with 123 counts of a first-degree misdemeanor.

According to the latest filing in the matter, all charges against Stanton were dropped due to the statute of limitations. And as for the public record, it was as if Stanton were never charged at all.

Each of the 123 counts was for the 123 women identified in the videos.

Stanton began recording the women in 2010.

A Tampa Bay Times article published at the time of his arrest reported that Stanton was fired from MaintenX.

MaintenX provides general maintenance for various companies in the Tampa Bay region.

Stanton is currently working at a law firm in Deland and Clearwater.

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