Phone Repair Tech Sends Customer’s Explicit Video to Himself
Cody Austin Terry, 28, of North Port, took the ride of shame to the Charlotte County Jail after downloading an explicit video from an iPhone he was servicing.
The victim took her iPhone in for repair at the “I-Fix” at 2221 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. She left her iPhone with Terry for approximately two hours to be repaired. Investigators say that while at the shop, Terry browsed her files and discovered an explicit video of the victim saved to the device. Terry then texted the video to his phone.
The following day, the victim discovered a sent message from her phone and found that the explicit video had been deleted. The victim contacted the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office to make a report.
Investigators tracked the receiving phone number that the video was sent to and discovered it was Terry.
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Investigators met with Terry, who agreed to allow a search of his phone. Terry also told the deputy that if he had such a file saved on his phone, it would be in a hidden folder and guided the investigator to it. Once the file was opened, Terry was accommodating and pointed out the video in question.
The file information of the video revealed that it was saved to his phone the same day and the same time the victim took her phone into the shop.
Terry permitted deputies to download his phone contents as part of their investigation.
“When we engage the service of a company, we have an expectation of trust that the job will be done, and our privacy protected. This young man not only violated that trust but also broke the law. I encourage everyone to be cautious with your personal files on your electronic devices because once they get out, there is no telling how far they can go.” – Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell.
Terry was placed under arrest and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. He was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled for a court appearance in January 2023.
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