Police: Minn. Man Used Watch to Take Video of Boys at YMCA

Updated: 09/18/2013 3:43 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

A Coon Rapids man was arrested after police say he took videos and pictures of young boys at the Andover YMCA using his wrist watch.

Fifty-three-year-old Dennis Minor was arrested after a search warrant was executed Saturday, March 2.

The investigation began Sunday, Feb. 24, when a 12-year-old boy told his parents that a man held a watch over a partition while he was getting dressed at the YMCA. The incident was reported to staff members and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, and Minor was identified using video surveillance.

Police say Minor lives with his parents, and they executed a search warrant at their home. They say they found the wrist watch, which can take both digital videos and still photos.

Police also say they executed a second search warrant for his computer data and found pictures of young boys at the Andover and Coon Rapids YMCA. They also say there was other child pornography found on his computer.

Minor has been arrested for Interference with Privacy and Possession of Child Pornography but has not yet been charged.