Zara Montgomery, a 19-year-old woman, has exposed a disgusting predator. David Brown, 57, would spy on her through a hole drilled in her closet and a keyhole in a chest with the camera on his phone. With a tiny gadget hidden in her bedside clock, he even videoed her on holiday.
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Zara rumbled his evil plot when she was 15 years old, but she kept it hidden for years because she was afraid he would attack her.
She recalled: “Every day I would come home from school and he would order me upstairs to change.”
“He would flip out if I told him I didn’t want to.”
“I was too scared of him to say anything and I didn’t want to break up my family. He did what a dad never should.”
Zara Brown, who has waived her right to privacy, was eight years old when he first met her lawyer mother, Nadine Allam, 47, in 2010.
A reflection from a blanket box subsequently alerted her to his heinous actions.
She admitted she was “confused” when she played back footage on a Samsung phone which showed Brown switching on the camera before hiding it.
Zara revealed she then found the handset “every day” in her room, adding: “One time I noticed there was a hole in my wardrobe.”
“I opened it and taped to the door was his phone.”
At home in Pollokshields, Glasgow, psychology student Zara said she'd move her chest to block the camera.
He filmed her on a gadget inside her clock while the family traveled on vacation to their property in Florida, USA.
Brown was finally caught after Zara confided in her mother in January of last year, following their break-up in 2019.
In a raid on his residence, cops discovered photos of the teen.
But courageous Zara vowed: “I am not going to let this beat me.”
“People need to know who he is. I’m not afraid to speak out.”
Brown acknowledged tampering with furniture and hiding his phone to take films between August 2015 and April 2017 at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week.
He also pled guilty to filming Zara in Florida from August to December 2018.
Brown has been charged with sex offenses and will be sentenced next month.