Last Thursday, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police arrested 32-year old Michael Justin Childers. Taylorsville Police Department charged Childers with 53 counts of Felony Secret Peeping and 9 Counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Minor. Alexander County Sheriff’s Office charged Childers with 55 counts of Felony Possession of Secret Peeping Material and 2 counts of Felony Secret Peeping. The arrest stems from an ongoing investigation beginning in December of 2020 that initiated during a period of time when Childers was employed at Wittenburg Elementary School in Alexander County. A video camera was found in the restroom at the school. The continued investigation has led to numerous videos being located in Childers’ possession. The videos that were discovered are not connected to Wittenburg Elementary School investigation. The videos appear to have been taken between 2016 and 2019, while Childers was an employee of Walmart in Taylorsville.
On Friday, Childers was charged with five additional counts of Felony Secret Peeping and five counts of Felony Possession of Secret Peeping Material. An additional $100,000 was added to Childers secured bond. The total bond is now $1.35 million.
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