EDMOND, Okla. - Just days after an Oklahoma County man was arrested for several child pornography charges, disturbing details are surfacing in the case.
Following an investigation, officers confiscated thousands of images of child pornography and hundreds of videos from William Pate's home.
Investigators say Pate had 57 videos on his cell phone that he allegedly took of young men showering.
Authorities say those videos were taken under a bathroom door without the victims' knowledge.
Court papers say police got a hold of two hard drives, which allegedly contained more than 2,500 child porn images and nearly 700 pornographic videos.
As it turns out, Pate was a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
According to court documents, a 14-year-old boy told police that Pate took him for overnight visits at his home. During those visits, the victim said he was sexually assaulted.
The boy also told investigators Pate had sex with him at a Motel 6 off I-240.
A neighbor told us she often saw teenage boys at Pate’s home across the street.
“It's just disgusting, who knew? And we're a pretty close neighborhood,” she said.
Neighbors say they didn't know what to think when they saw police searching Billy Pate's Edmond home.
“I called my neighbor and said ‘Something is going down across the street. There's like 11 different police cars and they're carrying stuff in and out of the house,” Pate’s neighbor said.
Residents say he has lived in that neighborhood for years but are relieved he's in custody.
“It's awful, almost unbelievable, because you always hope these things aren't true, especially this close to home,” his neighbor said.
He’s sitting in the Oklahoma County jail on 67 charges, including sexual abuse of a child and aggravated possession of child pornography.
Pate is being held on a $670,000 bond.
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