Voyeurism charges now filed against former City of Phoenix employee accused of stalking

Posted at 1:58 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 16:55:38-05

There is more trouble for a former City of Phoenix employee accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend. 

Abbott was accused in November of storing nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend on a city-issued iPad and throwing physical copies of the photos onto her yard.

Police say that Abbott sent about 70 emails and over 1,800 text messages to the victim and threatened to kill her and assault her family. Abbott is also accused of sending nude photos of her in the emails and text messages.

Records show that Abbott was working for the Neighborhood Services Department and was on long-term disability before being terminated on January 30, 2017.

During the investigation, officials checked Abbott's home where they found videos on multiple SD cards and USB drives. The videos appeared to show the inside of his home near 51st and Glendale avenues.

When Glendale police looked into it, they found multiple voyeuristic videos showing Abbott having sex with various unidentified women in the home. The camera apparently was hidden in the bedroom closet.

Police reported that they also saw women and teenage girls using the restroom. In one video clip, police say they saw Abbott adjusting the camera in the bathroom while pretending to use the restroom by slamming the toilet seat and flushing. 

Police say there are still 12 data disks that have still not been viewed. Nine counts of voyeurism have been added to the charges he is already facing.

Abbott continues to be held without bond.