Traverse City Man accepts Plea Deal after secretly Video Recording 12 yr old Girl

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Stephen Paul Liddicoat, 32-years-old, of Traverse City, has accepted a plea agreement after he was formally charged with secretly video recording a 12-year-old girl in December of 2016.

At a rental home that Stephen Liddicoat was staying at, a 12-year-old girl noticed a red light emanating from a laundry hamper. Upon further inspection, she found a video camera which she turned over to her parents. The parents discovered several pictures of their daughter using the bathroom. They gave the evidence to police where an investigation was launched against Liddicoat.

According to police, two boys and two girls used the same bathroom during that same time frame.

Liddicoat was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant out of Charlevoix County. When he was released from the Charlevoix County Jail, he fled the state to South Carolina knowing that he was to face formal charges for the video recording incident.

Stephen Liddicoat was arrested in Charleston South Carolina and booked into the jail there on August 4th, 2017, on an Open Fugitive warrant. He was then extradited back to Traverse City to face his arraignment on two felony charges. He was formally charged with capturing and distributing images of an unclothed person and surveilling an unclothed person.

On Thursday September 14th, 2017 he reached a plea deal. Stephen Liddicoat pleaded guilty to capturing an image of an unclothed person, and, in return, his charge of surveilling an unclothed person will be dropped.

He is due to be sentenced on October 13th.

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