Man accused of videotaping sex with girlfriend waives prelim

MILWAUKEE --19-year-old Zachary Lyda waived his preliminary hearing in court Wednesday morning, April 25th. He's due back in court on Monday, May 7th for his arraignment.

Lyda is accused of secretly videotaping sex with a woman several times at his home in Oak Creek.

The criminal complaint says an Oak Creek police detective reviewed several videos recovered from a computer seized from Lyda’s house in July 2011. The complaint indicates Lyda would leave the laptop computer open so it could record what was happening in the basement bedroom. The videos show Lyda having sexual intercourse with the victim on several occasions.

The complaint says the detective interviewed the woman seen on the videos. She told the detective she recalled seeing the laptop open, but saw nothing on the screen and assumed it was not operating. She said she did not know Lyda was taping her and never would have given him consent to do so.

If convicted on the charge, Lyda faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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