COLUMBIA, Ky. (WDKY) – A Kentucky man is behind bars after authorities say he tried capturing video of five teens inside the Walmart he works at.
Columbia police responded to a Walmart in Columbia after someone reported a 16-year-old boy was being recorded while in a bathroom stall.
Authorities interviewed the victim, who said the employee was the only one in the bathroom at the time, and he went into the bathroom beside him.
The employee in question, 46-year-old Billy Huddleston, consented to letting authorities search his cellphone. They found four videos of what appeared to be teenagers in bathroom stalls. He admitted he took video without their consent. He said he did not record the complainant because he noticed the recording.
Huddleston remains in the Adair County Regional Jail where he faces five counts of video voyeurism. He is currently being held without bond.
Casey Staheli, Walmart’s national media relations manager, released a statement saying “The safety and security of our customers is incredibly important to us. We immediately reported the parents’ concerns to law enforcement and will continue working with them during their investigation. The individual in question is no longer employed with the company and we are referring additional questions to law enforcement.”