MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A Pike County man pleaded guilty Thursday in a bathroom peeping case.
Caitland Williams of Lords Valley admitted hiding a cell phone in a public bathroom and secretly recording videos of women and children.
Williams pleaded guilty to a number of charges in Pike County court.
The 23 year old admitted hiding the camera in the bathroom at the Dunkin Donuts/XTra-Mart just off Interstate 81 several years ago.
“My client has gone through a bunch of therapy to show his willingness to rehabilitate himself and after some negotiation the parties agreed on the charges today,” defense attorney Joe D’Andrea said.
State police believe Williams duct-taped a cell phone inside a cup that had a hole in it and put it under the sink of the women’s bathroom.
It was discovered on Christmas Eve 2015 by a woman and her six year old daughter.
The phone had videos of at least 14 people on it and prosecutors made Williams admit to 14 counts of invasion of privacy.
“It was important to us that he plead guilty to each individual that was depicted on the videos that were recovered because there were 14 individuals whose privacy was violated,” Sarah Wilson, Pike County Senior Deputy District Attorney said.
At this point, not all of the women have been identified.
“We have not been able to identify all of the individuals on the videos. We’ve identified some of them,” Wilson said.
Pike County prosecutors plan to ask a judge to send Caitland Williams to prison when his sentencing date comes.
Defense Attorney Joe D’Andrea says the plea deal they’ve worked out calls for a jail sentence of less than two years.
As for “why” this happened, D’Andrea doesn’t know.
“The human frailties of life cause people to do things where you may sometimes scratch your head but it happened,” D’Andrea said.
A judge set Caitland Williams sentencing date for late September.
If you used the women’s bathroom at that convenience store just off Interstate 84 in Pike County during December 2015 and worry that you might have been a victim, you’re urged to call the Pike County District Attorney’s Office or PSP Blooming Grove.