ABERDEEN, Md. - Tenants are watchful of the children who live throughout the Aberdeen apartment complex, yet no one could have imagined the threat posed by a trucker who occasionally stopped off to visit his girlfriend.
"It was quiet. The truck just sat here and then it was gone. So I don't know what people do behind closed doors," said Tom Pullin, a tenant in the same complex.
But behind one of those doors, police say 25-year old Walter Percey Holmes shot pornographic pictures of a pair of girls he had been entrusted to watch while his girlfriend was away.
"She was searching through her boyfriend's cellphone, for whatever reason, to look for something and she came across two photos---one photo was of her daughter (and) one photo was of her niece,” said Edward Hopkins of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, “These photos were of the children and the one girl was four and one was six years of age and both children were posed in provocative positions."
News of Holmes’ arrest and the alleged abuse has left many mothers suddenly contemplating a violation of their children’s innocence that is almost unimaginable.
"I think it's crazy, because I do have a daughter and I don't know what I would do if somebody..." said Jasmine Zimmerman, one of the victims’ neighbors, as she clutched her young daughter in her arms… never finishing her sentence.
"In this new age of technology, you really have to be careful who you're with and understand and know that person and know what other people are capable of doing," added Hopkins.
Holmes is being held in the Harford County Detention Center.
When the judge in this case learned he was homeless and living out of his 18-wheeler, he revoked his bail which had initially been set at $250,000.
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