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Croton Teen Charged With Filming Patrons At Health Club

New York State Police arrested Daniel "Max" Winsten on charges of filming the locker room and shower area of a local health club.
New York State Police arrested Daniel "Max" Winsten on charges of filming the locker room and shower area of a local health club. Photo Credit: State Police

CROTON, N.Y. -- The Croton teenager charged for allegedly filming patrons in various states of undress in the locker room and shower area of a local health club has plans for Valentine's Day.

Daniel "Max" Winsten, 19, will be next appearing in court on Feb. 14, according to the Town of Cortlandt Court.

Winsten was charged with Unlawful Surveillance in the Second Degree, a Class "E" Felony, and Possessing an Obscene Performance by a Child, also a Class "E" Felony. Winsten faces up to four years in state prison if found guilty, state police said.

Trooper Melissa McMorris, the public information officer for the state police, said Winsten was allegedly doing the filming at Premier Athletic Club in Montrose.

Premier Athletic Club did not respond to a request for comment though police said they have cooperated with the investigation.

According to News 12, police began investigating Winsten after he sold his phone to someone without deleting disturbing and illegal images on the device. Authorities told News 12 they also found evidence on computers inside Winsten's home. Authorities say some of the videos may have been of children.

Investigator Sean J. Morgan told LoHud Winsten filmed men “in various states of undress” in the locker room and shower area of the club, using a cellphone to tape them.

Winsten was arraigned in the Town of Cortlandt Court and released on his own recognizance with certain conditions imposed by the court. The investigation into this matter is continuing and additional charges are possible, according to state police.

Multiple calls to Winsten's home in Croton were unanswered.

 

 

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