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Man who secretly recorded young girls gets 15 years in federal pen

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Morris County man who admitted using hidden cameras to record young girls in his home was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison today.

Ronald Oshrin, a married insurance company project manager from Budd Lake, secretly recorded the girls as they took off their clothes, showered or used the bathroom in his house, then shared the videos and photos online.

Agents arrested Oshrin, 50, in April 2012 after he admitted downloading kiddie porn and distributing it through email and posts to file-sharing sites the past five years, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.

The FBI also took the rare step of publishing his mugshot, given the possibility that victims or others involved with him might be able to supply the government with information in their investigation.

CLIFFVIEW PILOT published two photos of Oshrin with its original story: Morris man secretly taped naked girls in his house, FBI says

The mugshot was issued soon after.

“[T]he FBI does not typically release photographs of persons in custody,” the bureau said in a release. “A rare exception is being made in this instance for the exclusive purpose of identifying potential victims who may be associated with this case.”

Oshrin, a computer programmer who consulted for General Dynamics, “installed video cameras in several locations throughout his home, particularly in a bathroom and bedroom,” according to the original complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in federal court in Newark.

“When pre-pubescent girls were in the bathroom or bedroom, he would monitor the cameras and make video recordings of the girls as they were disrobing, using the shower or using the toilet,” it says.

“Because he installed multiple cameras in the bathroom, it allowed video production from various angles and allowed him to focus on specific areas of interest.”

Oshrin pulled still screenshots from the video for distribution, as well, the FBI said in an affidavit supporting the complaint.

The agents seized an encripted portable disc drive that included a six-minute video of a girl, about 12 to 15, undressing and showering — with closeups of her private areas, agents said.

Another video, about two minutes long, shows another naked girl standing in front of the hidden camera in the bathroom, the federal complaint says.

The FBI said it found Oshrin after he “posted photographs of clothed children on a known child pornography site with text statements indicating that [he] enjoyed masturbating to images of children and producing videos of pre-pubescent girls.”

Oshrin attended George Washington and Susquehanna universities after being graduated from the Delbarton School 21 years ago.

Fishman credited special agents of the FBI Newark Division’s Cyber Crime Task Force for the investigation and plea, secured by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Frazer, Chief of the General Crimes Unit, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Harris of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.

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