Waddell found guilty of video voyeurism

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Paragould, Ark. – Wesley Watts—deputy prosecuting attorney—prosecuted 62-year-old Robert Paul Waddell for video voyeurism. A Greene County jury Tuesday found Waddell guilty, and Circuit Judge Randy Philhours sentenced Waddell to 120 days in county jail followed by 72 months of supervised probation and imposed a $1,000 fine.

Because of this conviction, Waddell must register as a sex offender.

On February 8, 2022, a home healthcare worker reported to Paragould City Police that they’d found a video camera in their patient’s bathroom. Police interviewed Waddell, who admitted that he’d videoed the patient in the bathroom without their consent.

Watts thanked the jury for their service, the home-health provider that reported the camera, and Detective Corporal Tron Beesley of the Paragould Police Department for his quick action and investigation. Prosecuting Attorney Keith L. Chrestman: “Watts is one of our newest prosecutors, and I cannot be more proud of him and his hard work. This case is only one example. Through this case, Watts has shown the Greene County will not tolerate this vile conduct in their communities.”

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