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Cleveland man sentenced to 20 years after trying to film people showering in Geneva State Park

Posted at 9:34 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 21:35:03-05

A Cleveland man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was arrested for trying to take videos of people showering at Geneva State Park, according to law enforcement.

James Sullivan, 60, was found guilty of attempted production of child pornography and access with intent to view child pornography.

According to the Department of Justice, Sullivan tried to create child pornography on July 18, 2015. On that same day, court documents show law enforcement received a complaint of someone trying to record people while they were showering at Geneva State Park's campground restroom.

An Ohio State trooper was able to find a ceiling tile ajar in the bathroom and went into the space. There he found a blanket, a bottle of lotion and bodily fluid on a ceiling tile. The bodily fluid was tested and found to be a DNA match for Sullivan, according to court documents.

A search of Sullivan's apartment found a laptop with close to 100 images of children being sexually assaulted.

Sullivan was previously convicted of attempted rape, burglary and gross sexual imposition, according to officials.