Man Who Taped Family in Bathroom Ordered to Pay $3.25 Million

A man who secretly videotaped the bathroom activities of guests at his Destin home has to pay a Texas couple over $3 million in damages.

The couple and their two young children were videotaped from September to November 2002 while they were guests in Kevin Moncla's home.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs are identified as John Doe and Jane Doe. They say they had suffered “severe emotional trauma” because of Moncla's actions.

Court records say Moncla taped both the family and his then-wife through ceiling vents as they used bathrooms in the residence.

Moncla pleaded guilty in 2004 to a misdemeanor voyeurism charge and paid a criminal fine. A second offense could result in a felony charge.

Florida's Department of Children and Families investigated to see if crimes against the family's children had been committed during the taping, but found no evidence.