Cameron L. McDermott was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to several women in parking lots, but as police investigated the situation they discovered a trove of other horrors on the trust-funder's computer.
According to a press release from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, McDermott had kept child porn on his computer and several flash drives. But perhaps the most shocking discovery, reportedly found in a folder simply labeled "rape" on his laptop, was videos of McDermott sexually assaulting two women in Manhattan apartments. The women were not aware they were victims; they had allegedly been drugged. McDermott had kept videos of each incident carefully organized.
McDermott now faces over 200 charges, including predatory sexual assault, rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful surveillance. He has pleaded not guilty.
One woman had been assaulted on eight different dates in 2010, the other had been raped on camera in 2013, according to the press release. Reports say video shows McDermott slapping the second victim to show she had been rendered totally unconscious.
“The defendant meticulously recorded each of these actions, and then labeled them on his computer, under files named things like ‘unconscious’ and the victim’s name, a folder marked ‘undressing’ and the victim’s name,” said Assistant District Attorney Jamie Kleidman.
“My client has no prior criminal history and comes from a well to do family and has every intention of addressing these charges," countered defense lawyer James Pascarella.
He is currently being held in jail without bail, at the Nassau County Jail.
[Photo: Nassau County Police Department]