Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-04-08 11:16:21 –
Smith County, Tennessee (WKRN) —A former coach of the Smith County Cheerleading Facility was charged after investigators stated they had confessed to placing a hidden camera in the bathroom.
According to court documents obtained by News 2, Andrew Halford on Monday attempted a particularly exacerbated sexual exploitation of minors, an attempted exacerbated illegal photography of minors, and an illegal violation of privacy. Attempted photography, and minor.
Halford’s arrest affidavit, a five-year senior tumbling coach at Smith County Elite Cheerleading and Athletics, called the facility owner on January 14 and said he had a black backpack with a GoPro camera. Claims to have confessed. On the shelves in the bathroom “for sexual satisfaction”.
According to investigators, the camera was used to take a video of the girl changing.
The affidavit alleges that the 12-year-old girl was videotaped again on October 30 and December 2, and the 9-year-old girl and the 13-year-old girl were also videotaped on October 30.
Smith County Sheriff Steve Hopper said his agency found footage related to an investigation dating back to 2017.
As a result of the indictment, Halford’s bonds have been increased from $ 50,000 to $ 100,000. He is in a prison in Smith County.
Sheriff Hopper also said Halford worked at Franklin’s Premier Athletics. And he is working with the Franklin Police Department in their investigation.
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