Dad catches 21-year-old photographing boys in mall bathroom
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A 21-year-old was arrested at the Opry Mills Mall after getting caught recording a young boy in the bathroom.
Police responded to the food court area of the mall on Sunday in reference to a call about obscene behavior.
The victim, a 10-year-old boy, was using a public restroom and needed his father to retrieve some toilet paper. As the boy began to wipe himself, the father observed a hand holding a cell phone over the wall of his son's stall taking photographs.
The father confronted the suspect, later identified as Gerrit Greiert, who tried to leave the area.
However, as he was leaving, he began accessing the photographs, so the victim's father detained him and confiscated the cell phone until authorities arrived.
Once in police custody, Greiert admitted to taking photographs in the restroom and consented to a search of his cell phone.
Police found several photos of two male juveniles, in which their private areas were visibly exposed.
Greiert was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.