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A Crystal Lake man accused of filming an underage girl in the shower has bonded out of jail and is due back in court Tuesday.

David Alexander, 37, of the 1300 block of Barlina Road, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of child pornography, unauthorized videotaping of a victim younger than 18 and disorderly conduct. If Alexander is convicted of child pornography, he could be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison.

A juvenile girl was getting out of the shower when she noticed a camera phone, belonging to Alexander, hidden behind bottles on the bathroom counter, according to an order of protection filed in McHenry County court.

The girl noticed the phone was recording, and when she reviewed the footage, saw the camera had videotaped her in the bathroom, the order of protection stated.

The girl also found two recently deleted videos that showed Alexander setting up the camera, the order of protection states.

McHenry County Judge Joel Berg set Alexander’s bond at $100,000 Wednesday. Someone posted $10,000 bail on his behalf later that day, and he was released from McHenry County Jail, bond records show.

Alexander is barred from having any contact with the girl while he is out on bail, according to a judge’s order.

His request for a public defender to represent him was denied, and he has not yet hired a private attorney.

Alexander could not be reached by phone for a comment Friday.