Charges: Shakopee Man Records 15-Year-Old Undressing

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Shakopee man hid a video camera in his bathroom in late September to record a 15-year-old girl undress, police said.

Authorities charged 39-year-old Brent Matter with one count of interfering with a minor’s privacy. He faces up to two years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.

A criminal complaint shows that the teenage victim found the camera on the bathroom sink ledge amongst clutter late on the evening of Sept. 28. She was getting ready to take a shower in preparation for the coming school day when she heard the camera click and saw its lens move. The victim then picked up the camera, rewound it and saw a video of herself undressing, which she promptly deleted.

Forensic analysis showed that the camera had recorded some 4,302 graphic files of the victim undressing.

On Sept. 29, the day after the victim found the camera, the victim’s mother called police. The camera belonged the victim’s mother, but she told police that Matter asked to borrow it in order to download images of the victim’s homecoming dance. The victim and the mother were staying with Matter and his wife at the time of the incident.

On Sept. 30, the victim’s mother said Matter texted her saying that he wanted to talk about the incident and said he was sorry if his actions had “crossed the line.” Police then gave the victim’s mother a recorder to document any further conversations.

Police then went to Matter’s place of work to talk to him. He led them to a meeting room for privacy and told police he knew why they were here. Matter agreed to meet officers at the Shakopee Police Department, but declined to speak when there.

Matter is listed as a member of the Shakopee Tri-Parish Collaboration, according to its website. However, a representative from the St. Mark’s church said he is not currently a member. When asked if Matter had ever been a member, she gave no response.

A Scott County spokesperson said Matter is a county environmentalist and was first hired in 1996. Since Nov. 9, Matter has been on administrative leave as a result of an ongoing internal investigation unrelated to the charges involving the teenage girl.

Comments

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  1. Twitterpated says:

    The guy is married? WAS married I mean LOL. What a sicko, give him a magazine & a rag. I hope this guy gets the max….in the max.

    1. Melly says:

      I agree I hope he serves the max. He is sick and perverted and I hope he gets it in jail!

  2. Cray says:

    One count of invasion of privacy? Why not charge him with Creating Child Pornograpy?

  3. Twitterpated still says:

    WOW read the Facebook dude’s story who could get 5 years and or a $10,000 fine for standing on a cop car. THIS GUY faces 2 years and/or $5,000 fine for taking naked photos of an underage girl. Hmmmm…..Maybe it is JUST ME but something just does not seem right here.

    1. Callina says:

      They’ve charged him with just the one count… depending on evidence, they may be able to charge him with more. They can only charge him with what they have evidence of.

      You’re right, though… it does seem mixed up!

    2. Susie says:

      Cant find him on facebook? So he stood on a cop car(that must be why he was on administrative leave with his job) ??? Wow this story is just unbelievable!

  4. Billy says:

    He looks like a pedophile

  5. Murph says:

    I think he might be pals with the Wisc Gov nuh! Naw, he recorded the wrong sex to excite the Gov!When Walker starts the wearing of the orange,he’ll be the the Belle of the cellblock! This guy Matter did’nt have the charisma to see anything earlier!

  6. Bob says:

    The justice system is wacked period. This POS needs to meet big Bubba. I hope his wife gave him the old heave ho.. He needs to be charged with more and a longer sentence and registar as a sex offender at the least.

  7. J says:

    Anyone else confused – he’s been on administrative leave since November 9th, yet the police met him where he worked? -Confused-

    1. Callina says:

      They met with him before he went on leave. End of September or possibly early October is what I’d figure from the story. The unrelated internal investigation seems to have begun after that.

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