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Westmoreland man charged with child pornography

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Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 8:33 p.m.
 

A Westmoreland County man accused of using a camera to spy on girls in a South Side hotel now faces child pornography charges.

Pittsburgh police on Monday charged Louis Wilt, 58, of New Florence, with 10 counts of possession of child pornography after detectives discovered 78 images of pre-adolescent children on the laptop computer police seized upon his arrest this month.

Police arrested Wilt on Aug. 8 after two girls, both younger than 16, told police they were changing into their bathing suits in the bathroom of their room in the Sheraton at Station Square when they noticed a blinking red device with a tiny camera lens. One of the girls called her mother, who notified hotel security.

The woman told officers that she had seen the recording device on Wilt's keychain, and he told her it was for a garage door.

When she confronted him about the device after her daughter discovered it, he said it was a listening device he used because he wanted to hear what the girls said about boys and drinking alcohol, according to the criminal complaint filed against Wilt.

Police charged him with sexual abuse of children by videotaping and invasion of privacy, and he was ordered to stand trial at a preliminary hearing Aug. 16.

He is being held at the Allegheny County Jail on a $10,000 bond, online court records show.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

 

 

 
 


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