A youth director at a Florida church has been arrested three times in two months — such as on charges he hid a camera in a rest room at the household of worship, authorities reported.
David Patrick Nims, a volunteer director of youth ministries at Calvary Baptist Church in Pensacola, was busted Friday on 8 new counts of video voyeurism following investigators observed much more footage of individuals working with the restroom there, the Pensacola News Journal noted.
Nims, 38, was 1st arrested on June 7 on felony video clip voyeurism just after a 14-yr-old boy located a digital camera beneath a sink in the youth hallway of the church, in accordance to an arrest report attained by the newspaper.
Nims was introduced from jail later on that working day after submitting $10,000 bond. He was then arrested a second time on June 11 immediately after a lookup at his home uncovered additional than 100 images of kid pornography, deputies reported.
“None of individuals kid victims surface to have a local relationship and were being not videotaped by Nims himself,” sheriff officials claimed in a statement. “The data files appear to have been downloaded off the net.”
Deputies located an SD card and 4 micro SD playing cards during the lookup at his home previous thirty day period, an arrest report displays.
The memory playing cards contained video footage of at the very least eight folks — such as three juveniles — making use of the restroom at the church with no their understanding, according to the report.
The digicam was put on a shelf over a rest room in a compact home. The movies were being taken in March, according to timestamps.
Some of the footage also showed Nims putting the digicam beneath the restroom sink and then altering it, deputies stated.
Nims remained held on $80,000 bond Tuesday at the Escambia County Jail, documents exhibit. It’s unclear if he’s employed an attorney.
A message searching for comment from church officials was not immediately returned. Pastor Walt Magaha advised Use-Television in a assertion that the church was cooperating with deputies.
“While we keep on being grieved over the allegations and circumstance about Mr. David Nims, a previous ministry volunteer, our church is centered on caring for individuals associated, performing in comprehensive cooperation with regulation enforcement as they carry on their investigation, and loving our congregants and local community in the identify of Jesus Christ,” Magaha claimed.
Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons explained to the station more victims in the situation may possibly be discovered. Some of the movies, extra than 180 in all, were being also recorded at Nims’ dwelling and his wife’s area of business, the station reported.
“Every time we arrested him and we seize far more storage devices and far more computer equipment then we end up getting far more,” Simmons mentioned. “Unfortunately we stop up discovering a lot more evidence of video clip voyeurism.”