School security guard in Roosevelt accused of recording teen in bathroom, posting it on Snapchat

ROOSEVELT, Long Island (WABC) -- Police say a security guard at a Long Island high school is accused of recording a video of a teenager using the bathroom and then posting it on Snapchat.

Nassau County police say 24-year-old Daniel Williams was arrested Wednesday.

He worked at the school for two years and there was no indication of past problems, but police are telling parents to talk to their children.

Williams is facing some very serious charges.

The school security guard is accused of videotaping a student in the bathroom at Roosevelt High School Tuesday morning.

"This is a rather embarrassing situation for the victim. I can tell you, the defendant did go into the bathroom, did follow the student in, and he was able to videotape the student using the bathroom. Then he posted it on Snapchat," said Det. Lt. Richard Lebrun, Nassau County Police Department.

Snapchat is a social media app.

Photos are posted and then in some cases quickly deleted making it difficult to prosecute.

But, Nassau Police say the suspect had the image saved on his phone.

"The school was alerted of this personnel at the school. Once they found out, they called police, detectives came and they were able to view the Snapchat," Lebrun said.

In West Babylon, the suspect's grandmother told Eyewitness News she had no idea her grandson was arrested.

The schools superintendent released this statement reading in part, "The security guard is administratively reassigned to home with pay, meaning he is not to report to work and may not enter school grounds during period of reassignment unless he receives written approval."

Wednesday night, Williams is out of jail. He was given an appearance ticket Wednesday morning.

His family claimed they don't know where he is.

He faces charges of unlawful surveillance and endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted, he could face up to four years behind bars.

(Some information from the Associated Press)
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