Police arrest man accused of videotaping women at LSU Lakes - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Police arrest firefighter accused of videoing women exercising

Posted: Updated:
Peter Dibenedetto (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Peter Dibenedetto (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Crime Stoppers searches for suspected rapist

    Crime Stoppers searches for suspected rapist

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:26:14 GMT
    Authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect wanted for forcible rape, home invasion and felony theft. He is described as 5'7" and weighs about 160 pounds.More >>
    Authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect wanted for forcible rape, home invasion and felony theft. He is described as 5'7" and weighs about 160 pounds.More >>
  • Viral Video: Goliath grouper snags 4-foot shark from fisherman's line

    Viral Video: Goliath grouper snags 4-foot shark from fisherman's line

    A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkMore >>
    A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.More >>
  • Neighbor says father accused of beating son to death usually kept to himself, boy rarely seen

    Neighbor says father accused of beating son to death usually kept to himself, boy rarely seen

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:19:15 GMT
    A man who lives in the neighborhood of the father arrested in the beating death of his 5-year-old son said the dad was quiet and the child was rarely seen.More >>
    A man who lives in the neighborhood of the father arrested in the beating death of his 5-year-old son said the dad was quiet and the child was rarely seen.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A firefighter was arrested for allegedly taking pictures and recording video of women walking and running around the LSU Lakes on Monday.

Peter Dibenedetto, 35, of Denham Springs, is charged with video voyeurism and possession of alcohol in a vehicle. His bond was set at $17,000.

Officials said he has been with the Baton Rouge Fire Department for 15 years.

According to the probable cause report, police were contacted by an anonymous caller. An officer reportedly found Dibenedetto inside a white van that was parked at the Baton Rouge Beach.

"The subject was taken out of the vehicle and in plain view, officers spotted a half-gallon of vodka," the officer noted in the report. "There was also a cup in the middle of the console containing alcohol."

Dibenedetto was placed under arrest. The officer reviewed his cell phone and reportedly found 43 videos of various women. He allegedly focused on particular areas of the body.

"All videos were done without the females' knowledge or consent," the officer noted.

Dibenedetto was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the above charges.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department said it is also looking into the matter. Officials released a statement in response to the arrest.

"The Baton Rouge Fire Department certainly does not condone the actions one of our members has been accused of," the statement read. "The laws of the state of Louisiana require the chief to follow specific rules and procedures that are outlined in the fire fighters bill of rights when a situation like this arises. The chief will begin that process and follow those requirements. In the meantime, the Baton Rouge Fire Department will continue to strive to keep the citizens of this city safe through fire prevention education and suppression."

Police continue to investigate.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow