Man pleads guilty to taking pictures of boy in park restroom
STANLEY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who acknowledged taking photos of a boy in a park restroom will serve at least two years in state prison.
The Gaston Gazette reports 35-year-old Christopher David Hayes pleaded guilty to felony secret peeping, indecent liberties, assault with a deadly weapon and hit-and-run Tuesday.
Prosecutors say the 10-year-old was using the bathroom May 12 when he heard a camera in the stall next to him and ran out screaming. While trying to leave the park, Hayes ran over someone’s foot and backed into a car.
He was arrested later at a rehabilitation center.
His lawyer says alcohol impaired his judgment. The boy’s stepmother said in court that he’s scared of adult men.
Hayes will be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years.
Information from: The Gaston Gazette, http://www.gastongazette.com