Two St. Charles Parish west bank residents were recently arrested on felony charges of video voyeurism following an investigation by the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General.
The crime of video voyeurism is defined by Louisiana law as the use of any camera or any other image recording device for the lewd or lascivious purpose of observing, viewing, photographing, filming or videotaping a person where that person has not consented to the filming.
Katelin Schmill, 29, of Boutte was arrested April 20 and charged with one felony count of video voyeurism and one felony count of distribution of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.
Harold Wall, 37, of Des Allemands, was arrested April 20 and charged with one felony count of video voyeurism. According to public records, Wall is a registered sex offender who in 2007 was convicted of indecent behavior with juveniles and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
“These arrests were a result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations,” Cory Dennis, a Louisiana Attorney General Office spokesperson, said.
Schmill and Wall were booked into the St. Charles Parish Correctional Center, and Judge Connie Aucoin of the 29th Judicial District set a $50,000 bond on each arrestee.
Schmill bonded out on April 21, and Wall bonded out on April 23.