FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Craig Carter, 760-839-4487
On 01-21-11, at about 0809 hours, the Escondido Police Department arrested David Taylor Kaye, 43, of San Marcos, California, for the following charges (see photo):
PC 311.11(a) – Poss. of Child Pornography; 15 counts - Felony
PC 12025(a)(6) – Poss. of Loaded, Concealed & Unregistered Firearm - Felony
PC 647(j)(3)(a) – Secretly filming a person (V #1) – Misd.
PC 647(j)(3)(a) – Secretly filming a person (V #2) – Misd.
PC 647(j)(3)(a) – Secretly filming a person (V #3) – Misd.
PC 647(j)(3)(a) – Secretly filming a person (V #4) – Misd.
PC647(j)(1) – Peeking through Private Area (V #5) – Misd.
PC647(j)(1) – Peeking through Private Area (V #6) – Misd.
PC647(j)(1) – Peeking through Private Area (V #7) – Misd.
PC647(j)(1) – Peeking through Private Area (V #8 )– Misd.
PC 135 – Destruction of Evidence – Misd.
Kaye was arrested after an extensive ten-month investigation that started when Kaye was seen secretly filming numerous women in various stages of undress as they were tanning at a local tanning salon. Kaye would film the women from an adjoining tanning booth without the women’s consent or knowledge. As a result of this investigation, Kaye was initially arrested on April 19, 2010 and charged with four counts of PC 647(j)(3)(a) – Secretly filming a person – Misd. On July 22, 2010, the Escondido Police executed a search warrant on Kaye’s house and business and recovered additional evidence.
Kaye is a practicing North County Attorney and as a result, the Escondido Police Department has been working closely with the District Attorney’s office and a court-appointed Special Master for this investigation
Additional evidence located on Kaye’s computers and phones led to the subsequent arrest and additional charges.
At this time, we have identified seven victims; one of the victims was a 15-year-old female. The pornographic images recovered have been sent to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children for possible identification of the unknown victims.
The Escondido Police Department believes there may be more victims that were secretly videoed and are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Escondido Police or Crime Stoppers Crime Stoppers will pay rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to a felony arrest. Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line number is (888) 580-8477. Anonymous e-mail and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.
To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at www.police.escondido.org/.