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Florida church youth director busted for hiding camera in bathroom

(The AEGIS Alliance) – A Florida church youth director was apprehended 3 times over the last couple of months, consisting of charges he concealed a video camera in the church restroom, according to police.

A volunteer youth ministries director for the Pensacola Calvary Baptist Church named David Patrick Nims got caught last Friday and is facing 8 new counts of video voyeurism after detectives discovered even more video footage of folks using the church bathroom, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

38-year-old Nims had initially been jailed on June 7 for felony video voyeurism following an age 14 teen boy discovering an electronic camera underneath a sink in the church’s youth bathroom.

Nims had been discharged from jail that same day after paying a $10,000 bail amount. He was at that point apprehended again on June 11 after a search at his residence uncovered greater than one hundred pictures of child porn, deputies stated.

“None of those child victims appear to have a local connection and were not videotaped by Nims himself,” the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office stated. “The files appear to have been downloaded off the internet.”

Deputies discovered an SD card as well as 4 micro SD cards in the course of the search at his property in June.

The SD cards had video recordings on them of a minimum of 8 individuals, consisting of 3 youngsters making use of the bathroom at the church without them knowing about it.

The video camera was positioned on a shelf over a toilet in a small space. The video recordings were from March, the timestamps show.

Some of the videos additionally revealed David Patrick Nims placing the electronic camera underneath the bathroom sink and afterward readjusting it, deputies pointed out.

Nims continued to be jailed on an $80,000 bail as of Tuesday at the Escambia County Jail, records indicate. It’s not clear if he’s employed a lawyer.

Pastor Walt Magaha informed WEAR-TV that the church has been cooperating with authorities.

“While we remain grieved over the allegations and circumstance concerning Mr. David Nims, a former ministry volunteer, our church is focused on caring for those involved, working in full cooperation with law enforcement as they continue their investigation, and loving our congregants and community in the name of Jesus Christ,” Magaha stated.

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons informed WEAR-TV that additional victims could be determined. Some of the video recordings, greater than 180, were additionally captured at David Patrick Nims’ residence and also his wife’s workplace.

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons advised people to check if something isn’t right when using a public bathroom. (WEAR-TV)

“Every time we arrested him and we seize more storage devices and more computer equipment then we end up finding more,” Simmons pointed out. “Unfortunately we end up finding more evidence of video voyeurism.”

Jeffrey Childers – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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