Man confesses to watching stepdaughter getting out of shower, police say

Revelation made while Osmond Cole Jr. was taking polygraph test

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. - A South Florida man was arrested Wednesday, a month after he confessed during a polygraph test to watching his stepdaughter getting out of the shower, authorities said.

Authorities said they were contacted by a special agent from the Transportation Security Administration who said Osmond Cole Jr., 36, had submitted an application with Customs and Border Protection, which required a polygraph examination.

The polygraph examination was conducted on March 15. The special agent contacted Homestead police after realizing that the facility hadn't yet reported the admissions to law enforcement.

Police said detectives interviewed the victim at school, who told them that she was unaware that Cole had been secretly watching her when she was coming out of the shower.

Her mother was called to the school, where authorities informed her about the allegations against her husband.

Police said three other small children, between the ages of 4 and 9, live in the home.

Cole was arrested Wednesday as he was arriving home.

Detectives said he confessed to watching his stepdaughter in the bathroom at least once a month for the past two years.

Cole faces charges of aggravated stalking and voyeurism.

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