OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - A judge in Mississippi's Desoto County has found a former Olive Branch Baptist minister guilty of making secret videos of women taking showers at his home.
The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis reports that 33-year-old Samuel Nuckolls was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in fines and restitution to victims.
Judge Gerald Chatham ruled that Nuckolls, who was charged with felony counts of video voyeurism, was guilty of secretly recording 13 women at his Olive Branch home from June 2007 to October 2011. The women were Nuckolls' friends or acquaintances ranging in age from 17 to 26.
Desoto prosecutor Steven Jubera has described Nuckolls as a traveling contract pastor. Nuckolls has also been investigated in Texas and charged with similar crimes in Arkansas.
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