Fleming Island, FL

Fleming Island High School student arrested for secretly recording videos in girls bathroom faces new charges

Zoey Fields

A Fleming Island High School student was arrested in May for secretly recording videos in the girl’s restroom at the school. He now faces additional charges for the possession of more than 10 files of child pornography.

Carlos Esteban Duque Estupinan, 19, of Fleming Island was arrested May 19, 2023, after a female student found him hiding in the girl’s restroom stall at Fleming Island High School. He was caught using his cellphone to record unsuspecting girls, the arrest report said.

Estupinan is in Clay County Jail and his bond is set at $825,033.Photo byScott RodgersononUnsplash

Duque Estupinan was detained by the School Resource Officer and the school police department. Administration asked him for his cell phone and once Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded, they found “many lewd and obscene images and videos” located in his camera roll, according to the arrest report.

It is noted that a video was found in his “recently deleted” album which showed him hiding himself inside the stall in the girl’s restroom and secretly recording an unknown female victim using the restroom, the arrest report said. The female victim was later identified as a 14-year-old child.

Duque Estupinan was handcuffed and transported to the Clay County Jail for one count of video voyeurism.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigators then began a follow up investigation with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit. A search of Duque Estupinan’s phone revealed a massive amount of files, images and videos containing child sexual abuse material, according to the arrest report.

Carlos Esteban Duque EstupinanPhoto byClay County Sheriff's Office

“These images exceed numbers of hundreds, if not thousands of combined images and messages containing child sexual abuse material,” investigators said.

The videos and images found included “excess” messages, videos and photographs of fully nude prepubescent female children, the arrest report said.

On Monday, Aug. 14, Duque Estupinan was charged with 10 additional counts of possession of photos and video files of children performing sexual acts.

He remains in Clay County Jail with a bond amount of $825,033. A review of this case is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. in Clay County Courtroom 12.

Clay County District Schools personnel were not immediately available for comment regarding this case.

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