Illinois man sentenced to community control and probation in video voyeurism case


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Deontre Donnell Mason, 25, entered a plea of nolo contendere to nine counts of video voyeurism on September 8 and was sentenced to 90 days in the Alachua County Jail with credit for 81 days served, followed by one year of community control with GPS monitoring and then three years of probation with GPS monitoring.

Mason is charged with entering a second-floor women’s restroom shower area in the Murphree area at the University of Florida at 4:25 p.m. on December 2, 2021, and using his iPhone to view and record women who were using the restroom and showers.

Mason was arrested on December 7, 2021, by the University of Central Florida (UCF) Police Department for video voyeurism at UCF and was booked into the Alachua County Jail on June 21, 2022. The UCF Police Department obtained a search warrant for Mason’s iPhone, and a forensic lab reportedly extracted 37 videos with GPS coordinates at the University of Florida, specifically in the Murphree and Library West areas. The videos showed 18 different women in bathroom stalls, showers, and stairwells.

At the time, Mason also had an outstanding warrant for similar charges at the University of Kentucky.

Mason is also required to pay court costs and costs of prosecution, and he must get psychosexual and mental health evaluations and complete any recommended treatment. He must abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs, have no contact with his victims, and have no contact with any colleges or universities.

  • Doesn’t Poe & Co want to give felons like this free affordable housing and a stipend when they get out of prison so they can
    “Sorta build back better”? —-coming soon to a GNV single family neighborhood
    near you with that inclusionary zoning…

  • Our city must be very inviting for the mentally ill to come here from Illinois

  • Says a lot about Gainesville and the lax stance on crime.

    As liberal-minded as Illinois is and criminals choose to come here to commit crimes.

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