MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A Pike County man, who admitted to putting a hidden camera inside a woman’s bathroom, is going to prison.
Caitland Williams of Lords Valley was emotional Thursday morning as a judge handed down his punishment.
Caitland Williams is 23 years old.
He apologized Thursday as he was taken out of the Pike County courthouse in handcuffs to begin serving an 11 to 23 month prison sentence.
Williams was sentenced for putting a hidden camera inside a woman’s bathroom at the Dunkin Donuts/Xtra Mart just off Interstate 84 in Blooming Grove Township.
“We are definitely satisfied with the sentence that was imposed today. It holds the defendant accountable to both misdemeanor and felony offenses,” Sarah Wilson, Pike County Deputy District Attorney said.
State police say Williams duct-taped a cell phone inside a cup that had a hole in it and put the camera under the sink in the public bathroom.
When it was found, the phone had videos of at least 14 people on it.
Williams was emotional in court as his sentence was handed down.
“He has a very close-knit family. It’s embarrassing and was hard but he did the right thing by admitting his responsibility,” defense attorney Joseph D’Andrea said.
When Williams is released from prison, he will also have to register as a sex offender for the next 15 years.
The hidden camera was discovered on Christmas Eve in 2015 by a woman and her six year old daughter.
While prosecutors were not able to identify all of the women on the videos for the one that made the discovery, it was very upsetting.
“She described to us and to the court, in her victim-witness statement, her daughter was singing Christmas carols and then discovering the camera that had just recorded her and her daughter using the bathroom. It certainly gives you chills. It shocks the conscious,” Wilson said.
When Caitland Williams is released from prison, he will also have to spend two years on probation in Pike County.