Police officer accused of recording men in bathroom, soliciting oral sex online

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 7 at 8:45 AM

(KMOV.com) – A Chesterfield police officer was charged with invasion of privacy.

In a news conference Friday, Chesterfield Police said David Cerna, 33, illegally recorded men using the bathroom at a Mobil On-the-Run gas station on Clarkson Road.  He then allegedly posted the videos online.  

Authorities also said Cerna placed an ad on Craigslist for sex. Police said Cerna admitted 45 to 60 men visited his Wentzville home to have oral sex over a period of a year and a half. According to authorities, Cerna also admitted to recording the men without their knowledge before posting the videos online.

With assistance from the St. Charles County Cyber Crime Unit, Chesterfield Police said they executed a warrant at Cerna's home and seized computers.  It was then determined the suspect was a police officer.

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Chesterfield Police Chief Ray Johnson announced that Cerna has been fired.

Cerna was on the Chesterfield Police Department force for six years.  

 

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