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Longboat Video Voyeur could lose home as Town closes in

MELISSA REID
Associate Publisher
mreid@lbknews.com

Wayne Natt

The Longboat Key video voyeur, Wayne Natt age 56, who was arrested on Sept. 29 after a tenant at his Cedars East residence noticed cameras and microphones hidden in smoke detectors, has been arrested again on three more counts of third-degree felony video voyeurism. Natt turned himself in to police on Monday, Nov. 20.In his courtroom hearing on Nov. 21, he plead ‘not guilty’ to the three new charges of third-degree felony video voyeurism.

Also, lawyers Michael Gelety, Natt’s attorney, and Regina Kardash who is representing the Town of Longboat Key, argued whether the Police Department had a preponderance of evidence to support probable cause that Natt’s condominium was used in the commission of a felony.

Longboat Police say they’ve built a case to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Natt’s condominium was used to commit the felonies. This gives the town the authority to seize the property and give it to the police department under Florida state law. This law states that an arresting agency can pursue forfeiture action against a property it believes was used as an instrumentality in the commission of any felony.

Lieutenant Det. Robert Bourque says that of the 25 suspected victims he has contacted so far, only one said they knew that Natt was filming them.

The town now has 45 days to file a complaint for forfeiture.

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