PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP) — The youth director at a Pensacola church has been charged with video voyeurism after he reportedly hid a camera in a church bathroom.
David Nims, 37, who works at Calvary Baptist Church, was arrested on Monday. He could face additional charges as investigators uncover more evidence, said Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons.READ MORE: Miami Heat Host Free COVID Vaccination Event At FTX Arena
“I would say at this point that additional charges are likely on Mr. Nims,” Simmons said.
On Sunday, a 14-year-old boy noticed a camera under a sink in a bathroom in the youth hallway at the church, an arrest report said. He told a church leader, who called the sheriff’s office.
Detectives reviewed the videos on the camera and discovered that the boy was recorded in the bathroom, the report said. Another video showed Nims retrieving the device from the sink of another bathroom, leading detectives to believe the camera could have been used in other locations as well, the report said.READ MORE: Tracking The Tropics: Two Disturbances In Atlantic Given High Potential For Development
A search warrant was executed at Nims’ home, where officials seized “numerous pieces of electronics.”
“Our investigators are now going through those pieces of electronics to determine if there is anything on them to indicate that any other crimes have been committed,” Simmons said.
Church Pastor Walt Magaha said his congregation was “saddened” by the arrest.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Searching For Man In Car Dealership Arson Attack
“We stand ready as a church to provide care and ministry to anyone or any victims who come forward as we are informed,” he said.