Former Chesterfield police officer admits to secretly taping sex acts

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David Cerna.

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A former Chesterfield police officer pleaded guilty Monday to videotaping sexual encounters with individuals at his Wentzville home and later posting those videos online.

According to a report appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Cerna admitted to investigators that he posed as a woman on Craigslist and would solicit men to come to his house for anonymous sex. He would send a woman’s photo to the men who responded to his ad and then give instructions on what to do when they arrived at his house. When those men arrived at the house, Cerna would perform oral sex on them through a hole in a wall and record the activity. The men believed they were receiving oral sex from a woman.

Cerna said approximately 60 men visited his home over an 18-month period. He posted the glory hole videos on his personal website.

Cerna was kicked off the police force following his arrest. He’d been with the Chesterfield Police Department for six years at the time of his arrest. He’ll be sentenced January 25, 2016.

A Fox Files investigation uncovered allegations against Cerna in a separate case where cameras were found in gas station men’s bathroom in Chesterfield; those videos were also found online. Charges against Cerna in those incidents remain pending.