Saturday, January 4, 2014
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Man arrested on voyeurism charges

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrested a 44-year-old man Friday on suspicion of using a spy camera to take video of a teenage girl undressing in the bathroom, detective Manny Cuervo said.

Douglas Ellis Adams of Islamorada was charged with third-degree felony video voyeurism, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

The incidents occurred in November and the alleged victim didn't immediately tell anyone about the incident after finding the camera, but eventually told a family member, Cuervo said.

Adams allegedly used a spy-type clock that housed a hidden camera, the detective said.

Adams was taken to Monroe County Detention Center in Plantation Key.


32nd Key West Literary Seminar

Gillian Flynn, Carl Hiaasen, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and Sara Paretsky are among the writers who will be headlining the 32nd annual Key West Literary Seminar, "The Dark Side: Mystery, Crime, and the Literary Thriller."

This year's series of events completes two years of careful planning and includes two sold-out weekend seminars -- nicknamed "Chapter One" from Jan. 9-12 and "The Final Chapter" from Jan. 16-19. There will also be 11 writers workshops starting January 16-19.

The public is invited to attend free sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 and 19 at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Seating is first-come, first-served, and early arrival is advised. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m.

For a complete schedule of sessions go to


Sing-along debut

The first "Sing-Along Under the Stars" event will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 10 at Muse, a new nightclub above Kelly's Caribbean, 303 Whitehead St.

Led by Kid Conch, people will be asked to sing in unison accompanied by a live band, "like reverse karaoke," said Rick Schettino, the event's creator. "Even if you don't sing, it's a total blast."

The event is free and open to all ages.

A songlist, complete with lyrics, is available by emailing