500 Counts of Video Voyeurism at Snowball Stand
Story by Fox 8 - Plaquemine man accused of filming teenagers at snowball stand faces over 500 counts of video voyeurism
PLAQUEMINE, La. (WAFB) - A Plaquemine man has been arrested on 538 counts of video voyeurism, according to Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi.
Stassi said Clinton Brocksmith, 31, of Plaquemine, was initially arrested Friday, May 1 on one count of video voyeurism. Clinton Brocksmith has been charged with 538 counts of video voyeurism, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office.
Clinton Brocksmith has been charged with 538 counts of video voyeurism, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. (Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office) Detectives then charged Brocksmith with 537 additional counts of video voyeurism Tuesday, May 5. “This is not a good thing for that little namesake in Iberville Parish,” said Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi.
Stassi told WAFB’s Lester Duhé investigators discovered Brocksmith had a camera set up in the bathroom of the snowball stand and would record the victims while they were in the bathroom. Brocksmith had a live feed of the hidden camera on the same iPad that was used to process credit card payments for the snowball stand, according to Stassi. “It was a hidden camera. It was a very small camera that was undetectable to the actual victims,” said Stassi.
Stassi said his office was contacted after an employee discovered the live feed of the hidden camera after accidentally pressing the wrong button on the iPad. “We’re [at] over a dozen victims now,” Stassi said. The sheriff is asking any other victims to come forward.
Stassi says investigators are working with the victims to determine if any of them were juveniles when the crimes were allegedly committed. He added detectives are also trying to identify additional victims. “We’re trying to determine when the pictures were taken, how old was the victims at that particular time, and that will determine whether it’s video voyeurism or pornography,” said Stassi.
Brocksmith could face additional charges, according to Stassi. Deputies asked officials with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office to investigate hard drives found at Brocksmith’s home. Brocksmith was leasing Zeke’s Snowball Stand near Plaquemine for the last two and a half years, according to Stassi. “So this young man’s in some trouble,” he said.
Stassi said he has been a customer of the snowball stand his whole life, but told WAFB this incident is “tarnishing the reputation of the snowball stand that I went to when I left baseball games when I was a kid."
“That is very crazy. That is low down and dirty,” said Ella Williams.
Williams is about as colourful as a rainbow snowball, but not near as sweet, especially when she found out what investigators say was going on in the bathroom at the business. “That’s dirty. You’ve got people working for you and then you’re going to do them children like that. That’s not nice to do to nobody,” said Williams.