65-year-old man recorded child in bathroom; watched porn with child in St. Petersburg

bathroom; watched porn with child in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: As per the Pinellas County detectives, a 65-year-old man was arrested at his home on 58th Avenue North for watching porn with a child, under the age of 12, and recording the child in his bathroom.

The reports show the 65-year-old man William Edward Smith, from St. Petersburg, hid a camera to record the victim using the bathroom. Deputies said the father of the victim confronted Smith and he found several videos of his child partially nude on Smith’s computer.

The father then reported to the sheriff’s office. Smith was deleting videos from his computer when he knew police were coming to interrogate him.

Deputies said Smith admitted to watching porn with the child on five separate occasions and setting up the camera in his bathroom.

According to the court records, Smith was facing multiple charges including tampering with evidence, video voyeurism, and failure to protect a minor.