Almonte man charged with voyeurism in west Ottawa

OTTAWA – An Almonte man was charged with voyeurism as Ottawa police allege the man videotaped consensual sexual encounters with a woman without her knowledge.

“Today (Nov. 10), the West Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Jacob Rockburn, 37 of Almonte, following an investigation into voyeurism incidents that occurred in Ottawa from 2017 to 2019, when he was living in Carleton Place,” the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) released in a statement.

Rockburn met the female victim through a dating app and they had consensual sexual encounters where police allege he filmed the victim without her consent.

Rocburn was charged with:

  • Secretly observe/record person expecting privacy
  • Print/Publish, etc. Voyeuristic Recording
  • Publication of an Intimate Image without Consent

He is scheduled to appear in court today. Investigators are concerned there could be other victims.

“The Ottawa police will respect a victim’s wishes to pursue or not pursue the matter before the courts,” the OPS said. “The reporting of these incidents by victims to police is key for investigators to identify suspects and determine crime trends.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Ottawa Police West Criminal Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2666. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at