Two charged with invasion of privacy, sexual abuse of 4-year-old

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Heather McDorman

A Barnhart woman has been charged in connection with photographing young girls in public bathroom stalls and sharing the pictures with a Florissant man.

Both confessed and also admitted sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy, county police said.

The St. Louis County prosecuting attorney’s office on Tuesday charged Heather McDorman, 29, of the 2200 block of Parkton Way, Barnhart, with one count of invasion of privacy and three counts of statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 years old. McDorman is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

Zachary Hamby

Zachary Hamby, 28, of the 500 block of Naomi, Florissant, was charged with for one count of invasion of privacy and two counts of statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 years old. Hamby is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

The incident occurred about 3:35 p.m. Monday at South County Center when McDorman was caught photographing an 11-year-old girl using the bathroom there, according to police.

Hamby had directed McDorman to photograph female children in bathroom stalls, according to a probable cause statement.

McDorman admitted taking similar photographs throughout the region and sharing them with Hamby, police said. Hamby admitted that he encouraged McDorman to take the photos and and had received the photos she had taken, according to the probable cause statement. Police said multiple suspicious photos were discovered on their phones.

During interviews with a St. Louis County detective, both defendants admitted participating in the sexual abuse of a 4-year-old boy, police said.

This investigation remains very active, as detectives believe other incidents of this nature have occurred in the region and that additional victims are likely. Anyone who believes they have may have been victimized by the two are used to call the St. Louis County Police Department at (314) 615-5400.