A religious pastor and director of youth programs for a church in northwest Florida was arrested after it was discovered that he placed a camera in a temple bathroom, local media reported Wednesday.
David Nims, 37, was taken into custody Monday after a 14-year-old boy discovered there was a camera under a laundry room pointing at a toilet at a Calvary Baptist Church service, after which he alerted a leader. religious who in turn called the police.
The officers reviewed the videos of the camera and discovered that the minor had been recorded in the bathroom, while in another he is seen extracting the camera from another bathroom, so the authorities do not rule out that it has been used in more places in the temple .
Later, the officers executed a search warrant at the pastor’s home, where “numerous electronic devices” were confiscated and are being analyzed by detectives to determine if Nims is the subject of more charges.
The pastor faces a charge for voyeurism, but according to Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons, authorities are not ruling out additional charges.
As the leader of the church’s youth programs, Nims worked with minors up to 14 years of age.
Calvary Baptist Church pastor Walt Magaha said his congregation was “saddened” by the allegations against Nims, and offered his support to the victims.