Cops say man used ‘pen cam’ to photograph girl in shower
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com October 4, 2012 7:16PM
Daniel E. Lofgren, 35, of Naperville’s northeast side, faces trial for allegedly using a pen camera to secretly film a girl earlier this year while she was taking a shower. | Courtesy of Naperville Police Department
Updated: November 6, 2012 6:31AM
A man from Naperville’s northeast side is free on bond and awaiting trial, after being accused of using a pen camera to surreptitiously photograph a girl as she showered in her family’s home.
Daniel E. Lofgren, 35, is on probation in a 2010 narcotics-possession and battery case. He is now charged with a felony count of unauthorized video recording or transmission without the subject’s consent, according to Naperville police and DuPage County Circuit Court records.
Lofgren lives in a condominium complex on Iroquois Avenue, just west of the Ogden Mall shopping center. He surrendered late last month at the Naperville police station.
Sgt. Gregg Bell said Lofgren allegedly used a pen camera to secretly capture images of the girl while she showered in the bathroom of her home. The crimes occurred on two occasions in early to mid-March, Bell said Thursday.
Police later learned of Lofgren’s activity from one of the girl’s relatives, Bell said. Images of the girl were then discovered on a computer owned by Lofgren, he said.
Court and police records indicated Lofgren was arrested Aug. 2, 2010 at Edward Hospital in Naperville and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, battery and interfering with a report of violence.
He pleaded guilty in January 2011 to the drug possession and battery charges, and was ordered by a judge to pay a fine and perform community service work, court records showed. He was also placed on two years of probation, a period that does not end until January, according to records.
Lofgren’s preliminary appearance in court to answer the unauthorized video recording charge is pending.