A Seminole man has been arrested two days in a row on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation and video voyeurism against a minor.
- Seminole man arrested two days in a row for lewd and lascivious conduct against a minor
- James Rybicki was arrested at his home on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14
- Detectives found sexually explicit photos of 10-year-old girl
James Rybicki, 60, was arrested Dec. 13 after an investigation revealed he had taken sexually explicit photos of a 10-year-old girl.
Detectives said Rybicki convinced the young girl to model in a bikini style bathing suit so he could take pictures of her. He also told the victim to keep the incident a secret, the report said.
During the investigation, detectives discovered that Rybicki tried to convince two other girls to model in bathing suits for him. The girls' ages ranged from 10 to 16-years-of-age.
The investigation also revealed that Rybicki was convicted in 2001 for lewd and lascivious conduct - for taking sexually inappropriate photographs of a young girl.
Rybicki was arrested at his home on Tuesday where detectives found two handguns and ammunition. He was charged with one count of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, one count of Possession of Child Pornography, two counts of Felon in Possession of Firearm, and one count of Felon in Possession of Ammunition.
Rybicki was out on a $60,000 bond that same day.
Detectives arrested Rybicki again on Wednesday, Dec. 14, after new video evidence showed the same 10-year-old girl being recorded at his home, without her knowledge.
Officials said the video shows the victim changing into a bikini style bathing suit and shows Rybicki taking sexually explicit photographs of the victim. According to the report, the video also shows Rybicki touching the victim inappropriately.
Detectives said the video was taken from a hidden camera inside Rybicki's home.
Rybicki was transported back to the Pinellas County jail and is being held with no bond. He is charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation and one count of Video Voyeurism.
Detectives say it's possible there are more victims in this case. Anyone who believes their child may have been a victim is asked to call Detective Alvarez of the Crimes Against Children Unit at 727-582-6200.
The investigation is ongoing.