William who is 49 years old pleaded guilty on April 22, 2019 to child pornography charges for secretly recording nude videos of underage females aboard his yacht.
William was arrested on June 11, 2018, by Myrtle Beach, South Carolina law enforcement officers on charges of video voyeurism. William was the owner of a yacht called “Yachts O’ Trouble,” and he had been discovered secretly recording nude videos of unsuspecting females aboard his yacht, including minor and adult guests.
As a result of the events surrounding his arrest, the FBI coordinated an extensive multi-state and multi-agency investigation.
As William admitted in court, law enforcement discovered that, over the course of eight to ten years, William had secretly produced multiple secret recordings of at least 16 child victims at various locations in North and South Carolina, including aboard his yacht, in his homes, in various hotel rooms, and elsewhere.
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At times William produced secret recordings of victims he had hired as babysitters for his young children, and used multiple hidden devices to record his victims from different angles while they were using the shower and changing clothes. Some of the victims were as young as five years old.
William pleaded guilty to production of child pornography, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and possession of child pornography, which carries a maximum prison term of 20 years and a $250,000 fine.