Dauphin County security officer accused of asking ’14-year-old girl’ to video herself in bathroom

Dauphin County investigators charged a 55-year-old man who works as a security officer with four felonies after he requested bathroom video from someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, according to court records.

The records said Rickey Williams, of Steelton, asked Det. Sgt Todd Johnson, who assumed the identity of a 14-year-old girl online, to send a video of the teen girl urinating. The records said Williams wanted the teen to send the video via the social media app Snap Chat, which deletes videos after the viewer sees them.

“The defendant instructed the 14-year-old female on how to take the video of her urinating by telling her to ‘sit on the toilet spread or stand in the tub before you shower.’”

The defendant also offered to help take the video of her, according to court records.

Rickey Williams worked as a security officer April 13, 2021, the same day investigators say he solicited images of a 14-year-old girl.

Williams reportedly is the father of Riley Williams, 22, who was charged earlier this year with storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during a riot and helping to steal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop. His home addresses also match those of Williams’ father.

Williams has worked as a county security officer for 21 years, according to his LinkedIn page. County officials said he was on “general assignment,” which means the locations where he provided security varied among county buildings.

He typically worked on the 7th or 8th floor posts of the Human Services building, according to county spokesman Brett Hambright. On April 13, the day he was arrested, he had worked in the jury assembly room until mid-afternoon, Hambright said.

He was suspended without pay that same day, Hambright said.

His job entailed inspecting people and their belongings for entry, using wands and scanning devices.

The charges he now faces are: knowingly or permitting a child to film a computer sex act, communication with a minor/sexual abuse; criminal use of a communication device and criminal solicitation.

He was released Tuesday on an unsecured bail of $2,500. His next court appearance was set for April 26.

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