CINCINNATI -- News 5 has learned more about the relationship between a Greenhills man and the woman he was accused of videotaping while she showered.
Robert L. Johnson Jr. pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to voyeurism charges after he allegedly videotaped his stepdaughter in the shower. Johnson did not appear in court Tuesday and entered the plea through his attorney.
News 5’s Brian Hamrick spoke with Johnson’s 20-year-old stepdaughter outside court Tuesday. She said she wanted people to know the nature of their relationship so they would understand the seriousness of the crime, but wished not to be identified by name.
When asked how she felt about the allegation against Johnson, she said, “I didn’t know how to take it because I was thinking ‘Why would he do this to me?’ I didn’t know what to think, what to do. I realized that you can’t really trust anybody.”
She also said that she considered Johnson her father. “I considered him as my Dad because he’s raised me basically,” she said. “…he’s been in my life since I was 8 years old.”
Johnson’s wife was the person who turned him in.
Police said she became suspicious he might be having an extramarital affair and searched his computer. According to police, his wife said she found videos of her daughter and other images she described as child pornography.
Authorities have seized the computer and are investigating the accusations.