MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 49-year-old Columbus, Minnesota, man was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for videotaping two juvenile boys changing their clothes at the Andover YMCA.
Christopher Michael Bradshaw pleaded guilty to two counts of interfering with privacy. Prosecutors dropped two more serious charges of possessing child pornography as part of a plea agreement.
Bradshaw had filmed the boys with his smart watch while they were all undressing in the YMCA locker room in February 2013.
Police also found several child pornography photos on Bradshaw’s home computer, according to the criminal complaint.
Bradshaw’s criminal history shows convictions for lewd and lascivious conduct in 1994 and for first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13 in 1997. He was discharged from probation in October 2012.
He’ll face two more years of probation for this offense.
“This is a disturbing incident in which young boys were targeted by a repeat offender” Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo said. “The criminal justice system will punish those who prey on our children.”