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Bonaparte man sentenced for invasion of privacy

By Rusty Ebert, Ledger correspondent

BONAPARTE - A Bonaparte man who had an “elaborate” video recording system in the bathroom of his home, was charged with taking nude videos and photos of a female underage person and was alleged to have “blown smoke” or drugs onto the face of that person while they were sleeping.

Justin O. Haynes, 47, pleaded guilty to controlled substance violation and three counts of invasion of privacy on Dec. 27. He will spend 60 days in jail, and will be required to register as a sex offender.

He pleaded guilty to providing 50 grams or less of marijuana to the victim and admitted to knowingly film, view or photograph his victim between May 2016 and May 2017, for the purposes of “arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of any person” and that the victim did not or could not consent to being filmed and had a reasonable expectation of privacy, according to trial information.

He was sentenced to five years in prison, all but 60 days were suspended. He was fined $750 and ordered to pay $125 law enforcement surcharge, $10 DARE surcharge and restitution. His driver’s license was revoked for 120 days.