WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - A 58-year-old man was arrested for secretly videotaping naked boys in Warren.
Investigators say it took place in the locker room at the city's community center. Timothy Kenneth Decker of Warren is in custody awaiting arraignment after FBI officials uncovered years of videos they say he took of young naked boys, some of which was taken at the Warren Community Center.
"We'd always watch him because something wasn't right," said neighbor Larry Bruno. "Ever."
Decker was arrested Monday at his house on Wagner Street. Neighbors say he's lived there alone for at least 20 years.
"It's disturbing," said Michele, a neighbor. "There's an elementary school right down the street. There are a lot of kids on this street. My nieces spend the night a lot."
"He had a lot of carnival equipment," Bruno said. "A lot of it was targeted towards kids, dunk tanks, a small Ferris wheel, trackless trains, clown stuff."
According to the criminal complaint, Decker shows his face in the videos before turning it around on the boys changing in and out of their swimsuits. The video time stamps date back to January 2011 and are as recent as last month.
"Especially now, we are going to be using the family dressing room," said one parent at the community center.
Warren police were tipped off at the end of August by a 20-year-old man who they say worked for Decker, and came across explicit images on a work flash drive of himself, secretly taken when he was just 14 years old, and again when he was 18.
FBI officials say, that victim was offered hush money. The FBI seized computers from Decker’s home, and is still investigating.
"Nothing was really out of the ordinary except for him staying to himself, and not really being part of the neighborhood," said Michele.
FOX 2 is also hearing Decker worked as a custodian at a nearby school and may have had contact with children in other settings. If you know anything, call Warren police at (586) 574-4700.
Decker's attorney had nothing to say on his behalf except that his client is innocent until proven guilty, and that he will be vigorously defended. He's expected to be back in federal court for another hearing later this month.