Police Abuse

Local Reporter Helps Uncover Cop Behind Bathroom Hidden Cam. Cop Admits Guilt, Gets Fired

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A cop in Chesterfield, Missouri, has been arrested and fired on charges of invasion of privacy filed in two counties. He allegedly operated a hidden camera in a men's bathroom at a local gas station in one county, and a hidden camera at a glory hole in his home in another county. The cop, David Cerna, is accused of posing as a woman in Craigslist ads, inviting men to come to his home for anonymous sex, and then surreptitiously recording the encounters.

Cerna was apparently hosting the material on his own website, and Chris Hayes, a reporter with Fox 2 in St. Louis, was able to connect the dots. You can read his account—which is at times difficult to follow—here. Hayes says he was able to match the bathroom found in a video posted online to a specific gas station bathroom in Chesterfield with the help of one of the men caught on tape. The camera wasn't there when Hayes arrived, however, so he took his research to the Chesterfield Police Department.

The website that hosted the material was shut down shortly after that, but not before the information Hayes had gathered could be used to trace the website to a home, Cerna's, which police raided. Hayes reports Cerna was arrested less than a week after he went to police with his investigation.

Police say there were no warning signs that could have clued them in to Cerna's behavior, but that "once we learned of his involvement, we acted swiftly to minimize the possibility of any additional victims; and to hold Officer Cerna accountable for his actions."

Fox 2 only reported that David Cerna was "no longer" a Chesterfield cop, but a phone call to the police chief's office confirmed that he was terminated. The police chief's assistant said she doubted Cerna could appeal the decision, since he had admitted guilt and agreed to the termination.

h/t SugarFree

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  1. AND NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED

    1. When I saw this:

      a hidden camera at a glory hole in his home

      I knew this was coming, err, on its way:

      h/t SugarFree

  2. The police chief’s assistant said she doubted Cerna could appeal the decision, since he had admitted guilt and agreed to the termination.

    What does that have to do with anything?

    The question is – was there policy covering this? If not, how was this officer supposed to know that such actions were frowned upon by the department. Also, moving straight to firing is harsh. For a first offense, remedial training is a more appropriate remedy.

    Odds are the guy’ll be back in his old job inside of 6 months. With back pay.

    1. Or he’ll just get another cop gig in another jurisdiction. If murderers can do it, surely a peeping Tom won’t have any trouble.

      1. Like this guy from the local news.

        He’ll find another job. Without a doubt.

    2. too much capitalization.

      hth

      1. I forget, what does hth stand for?

        1. hope that helps

          Typically followed with a **smooches** for full rage-inducement.

        2. “hope that helps”

          It was a verbal tick of Dunphy’s, who ended damn near every post with it.

  3. h/t SugarFree

    Guess who’s going to be insufferable now?

    1. Glory holes are NutraSweet’s specialty. He doesn’t know why you would want to have sex with someone you can see.

      1. He doesn’t know why you would want to have sex with someone you can see.

        Gloryholes are a true cocksucking meritocracy.

        1. Lord knows he needs it.

      2. Well Dee, I think the real question is . . . why *wouldn’t* you want to have sex with someone you can’t see?

        1. Dee: (knocks on Charlie’s door) Charlie, open up! We got a dick hole in the bar. I need you to come fill it in.

          Charlie: (to Mac) OK, I gotta go fill her dick hole, bro.

      3. He doesn’t know why you would want to have sex with someone you can see.

        I think its more like, nobody he knows would want to have sex if they can see him.

        Kidding!

        1. The put the bag over their on head. I don’t see the problem.

    2. Guess who’s going to be insufferable now?

      Worse. It is going to distract from him finishing the Warty Hugeman epic.

      1. That’s really a bad thing?

      2. If you are referring to Doomcock of Doom, it is complete.

        But there are more stories in the cycle. Horrible stories.

  4. Am I the only one who finds it disconcerting when an article contains the words “Missouri” and “glory hole”?

    1. and “sugarfee”?

    2. Not as disconcerting as the fact that 60 guys stuck their dicks in a hole based on txts alone.

      1. Yeah, people are pretty damned stupid. Didn’t any of them think that it’s even possible that the person on the other side of the door was some sicko with a meat cleaver? Fuck, even worse, it was a cop!

        1. Funnily enough, that sort of ‘worst first’ thinking is what’s driving the stupidity of school and parenting policy in this country.

          Not that I’m advocating sticking your dick in random holes in hopes of a pay-off, but the ‘meat cleaver’ is actually vanishingly unlikely. Gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, knowing that doesn’t it.

        2. Roderick Stackelberg

          Ehh…coulda been a big hat pin and been just as scary.

          1. What the fuck…..?

            that was supposed to be

            some sicko with a meat cleaver

        3. Who runs glory holes in your world, Lorena Bobbitt?

      2. Oh, the humanity.

        Have we reached peak pervert?

    3. from the fox article comments:

      This is so Missouri, it hurts.

  5. h/t SugarFree

    One of SugarFree’s saved search strings finally pays off.

  6. Until I read the article itself I thought the “gets fired” part of the headline referred to the reporter, not the cop.

    I’m not sure what that says about me.

    1. You have realistic expectations?

  7. Instead of beating guys off on camera he should have stuck to just beating guys on camera. Then his department would have defended him until it got to a happy ending.

    1. Let me see if I have this right.

      Cop beats guys off to a happy ending: bad.
      Cop beats guys to a happy ending: good.

      Fist, I think you have a future in law enforcement.

  8. …and a hidden camera at a glory hole in his home in another county. The cop, David Cerna, is accused of posing as a woman in Craigslist ads, inviting men to come to his home for anonymous sex, and then surreptitiously recording the encounters.

    Didn’t they become suspicious when he stuck his dick through the hole?

    1. Or when some ‘man hand’ grabbed their dick! They had to be thinking, wow that must be one ugly woman with hands like that! Ewwww…

      1. Dude, guys who stick their dicks in holes in bathroom stalls are both not expecting a woman on the other end and *don’t care*.

        Could be a lamb on the other side and as long as it feels good and they don’t have to *know*, its all good.

        1. Then why did they ask for pictures?

          1. Do we know he sent pictures of himself and not a 20-something hottie?

            1. He sent pictures of women.

              1. If he was totally sick, he would have sent pictures of Clinton and Pelosi.

                -jcr

          2. Plausible deniability.

            No homo.

  9. Agammamon|6.9.14 @ 3:49PM|#
    “‘The police chief’s assistant said she doubted Cerna could appeal the decision, since he had admitted guilt and agreed to the termination.’
    What does that have to do with anything?”
    ———————
    Well, it’s a good day for gov’t employees to get caught and prolly get a good talking-to!:

    “Jean Quan says she’s not sure if she ran a red light”

    Yes, the mayor of Oaktown really can’t remember if the light was red, since she has important matters to consider! Which ‘important matters’ don’t seem to include the health of other drives in Oaktown…
    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/…..539457.php

  10. so the arrest itself is the man bites dog part of the story? because the cop running a glory hole part doesn’t really seem like news.

  11. Wouldn’t Joe Blow get charged with something for recording in the public bathroom?

  12. So, wait, this guy had a glory hole in his house? Does that seem odd to anyone else?

    1. Warty is confused why this guy only has one. Warty has five, and that’s just on the first floor.

      1. I heard, motherfucker had like, thirty goddamn glory holes.

    2. 1 glory hole is odd. 2 glory holes is even.

    3. Yeah mine is a glory decahedron, but that’s a story for another day.

  13. This guy should have just shot dogs and beat up grannies like a normal cop.

  14. I knew at some point in my life I’d read a news story with “Chris Hayes” and “glory hole” both prominently mentioned. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong Chris Hayes.

    But having said that, I still don’t think I’ll be waiting long for my initial inclination to become a reality.

    1. So, you are in NOVA now?

      1. Yep. Stuck in Chantilly till our apartment in Alexandria is ready on Saturday.

        1. How’s the lace down there?

        2. Dude, you could move across the border to MD and then there would be 3 libertarians in MD, we’d be a real force!

  15. The cop, David Cerna, is accused of posing as a woman in Craigslist ads, inviting men to come to his home for anonymous sex, and then surreptitiously recording the encounters.

    Is “rape by deception” illegal in Missouri?

    1. The act of sticking their dicks though the hole is considered consent. So. yeah.

      1. Apparently you are incorrect.

        Missouri legislature in defining consent to be invalid “if it is induced by force, duress, or deception. MO. ANN. STAT. ? 556.061(5)(c) (2013).

  16. Isn’t this whole thing persecution of the gay lifestyle? How long before this guy gets defended by the LGBTQQIUTPAO crowd?

  17. Man, ya put ONE glory hole in your house, and….

  18. to hold Officer Cerna accountable for his actions

    Well, not accountable-accountable, since he hasn’t been, and won’t be, arrested and charged.

  19. Of all the things to be fired for…sheesh he is a pervert but if he is not abusing people rights and or killing people and dogs on the job I say let the pervert live.

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