State police seek child victims photographed at I-95 rest stops

(Maryland State Police )
May 31, 2012|By Peter Hermann

Maryland State Police are seeking to identify children who may have been photographed in rest rooms at two rest stops along Interstate 95 -- the Chesapeake House in Cecil County and the Maryland House in Harford County.

Authorities on May 6 arrested a suspect, 28-year-old Brian Willams, of West Chester, Pa., and charged him photogaphing in a private place with purient intent and disorderly conduct. He is free on $35,000 bail and is awaiting trial.

Police said their investigation has uncovered videos depicting 11 unidentified juveniles taken in rest rooms. The videos were taken with a cell phone camera at the two rest stops along Interstate 95 on May 6 between 12 noon and 4 p.m.

A witness called police on that day to the Chesapeake House after seeing a man "take a photo of a young boy using the urinal in the men's room," according to a state police statement. Troopers responded and arrested Williams.

After obtaining a search warrant, police said they found more videos on the phone. Anyone who visited either rest stop on May 6 between 12 noon and 4 p.m. is urged to call the Maryland State Police JFK Highway Barrack at 410-537-1163 or email sparisan@mdsp.org.

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