WEST MONROE, La. - UPDATE (5/21/18): A man accused of watching customers through their security systems has been arrested.
Jules Chauvin, 43 of Choudrant, was arrested around 12:49 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018.
The following is the full arrest warrant for Chauvin:
On May 7, 2018, The West Monroe Police Department was contacted by a victim in reference to voyeurism. According to the victim, she was being watched illegally by her security system installer/monitor, Jules Chauvin.
The victim said Jules initially installed her security system at her business, which was documented by a written contract.
The victim said she later purchased security cameras that were not part of the original contract and had Chauvin install them for her at the same business. The victim said after the installation of the cameras, Chauvin was not supposed to have access to or monitor any of the camera footage. The victim later learned Chauvin was able to remotely access the security cameras, even after the victim changed the login/password information. The victim was contacted by local competing businesses and friends advising her that Jules was showing live footage of her business as a marketing tool, without her consent. The victim was in fear that Chauvin had viewed compromising footage of the victim, due to one of the camera angles inside her business which is pointed to view the bathroom (toilet area) inside the business.
The victim explained when inside the business alone at night, she does not close the door while using the bathroom. The victim discovered Chauvin had shown an acquaintance of hers live footage of several businesses and residences. The victim said one of the live views was an unknown person’s bed. The victim fears Chauvin may be watching a lot of local citizens without their consent.
(5/18/18) The West Monroe Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man accused of watching customers through their security systems.
The West Monroe Police Department was contacted on May 7, 2018 by a victim in reference to voyeurism.
According to the victim, she was being watched illegally by her security system installer/monitor Jules Chauvin. The victim fears Chauvin may be watching a lot of local citizens without their consent.
If you feel like you may be a victim, please contact Detective Ray Spoon at 318-396-2722 or Crime Stoppers of North Delta at (318) 388-CASH (2274).
If your tip leads to an arrest and /or indictment, you will be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Your information remains confidential; you never leave your name and you never appear in court.