(NEWSER) – The case is a little murky, but a prominent Maryland businessman is under arrest almost a year after he emailed his nanny/housekeeper a photo of her 11-year-old daughter in underwear changing into a shirt. The mom reported the photo to Robert Shapiro's wife, reports WJLA, and the couple began divorce proceedings after Shapiro admitted he put a tiny camera in a bathroom in the couple's $800,000 house.
But apparently no charges came of the creepy photo until December, when the mom watched a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode about sexual abuse with her now 12-year-old daughter. When she asked her daughter if anyone had ever touched her inappropriately, the girl replied, "Rob did it." Now the mortgage banker, athletic coach, and former PTA member is facing charges of child sex abuse.
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