Preliminary hearing postponed for Logan man suspected of filming young girl

LOGAN — The preliminary hearing for an 18-year-old Logan man, suspected of taking pornographic pictures and videos of a young girl, has been postponed because more evidence has allegedly been discovered.

Emanuel Zamora appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He was arrested in September and charged with eight counts of voyeurism, a second-degree felony.

After meeting with attorneys for both sides, Judge Thomas Willmore said he was going to put the hearing on hold while prosecutors review new evidence from the State Attorney General’s Office. He did not disclose the nature of the material.

According to a warrant affidavit, investigators received information on September 7 that Zamora was taking photographs of an 11-year-old relative. The pictures were allegedly taken while the victim was asleep and showed her in various stages of undress. The photos were then uploaded to a website, allegedly used for sharing child pornography. He also posted comments on the site about possibly sexually abusing the child.

On September 19, FBI agents served a search warrant to Zamora’s apartment. They found multiple images and videos of the juvenile on the suspect’s phone. The material appeared to be filmed unknowingly, while the victim was undressing.

During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Willmore said defense attorney Mike McGinnis has requested Zamora complete a psycho-sexual evaluation. He ordered the suspect to appear again in court January 14.

Zamora is out of jail after posting $80,000 bail. He could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

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