A man from Alabama has been charged with 53 offenses after police claim he recorded children in a Walmart toilet.
Ethan Richardson, a 25-year-old worker at the Walmart in south Cullman, was first detained in February on suspicion of filming a juvenile while doing his job duties, according to a previous article from McClatchy News.
Adam Clark, a spokesman for the Cullman Police Department, told WBMA in February that officers were at the Walmart responding to a different incident when a citizen approached them with information concerning a recording device being used by Richardson.
Richardson had been inappropriately filming a youngster using his own device, according to Clark, who spoke to McClatchy News.
According to authorities, Richardson was charged with producing and possessing child pornography, but additional charges may be filed. Richardson was fired by Walmart, according to WBMA.
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Richardson was charged with 53 offenses on May 5, according to the police.
According to authorities, “all charges resulted from a prior arrest and investigation.”
The felony allegations listed in the indictment, which AL.com was able to get, included anything from aggravated criminal surveillance to making pornography with kids.
In the Walmart restroom, police claimed Richardson had recorded 19 youngsters, some of whom were as young as 2 years old, “for the purposes of sexual gratification,” according to the indictment, AL.com reported.
Birmingham is 50 kilometers to the north near Cullman.
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