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Birmingham Police Officer Charged with videotaping a young girl while she showered

Dec 16, 10:47 PM EST
The Montgomery Advertiser

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A Birmingham police officer who is suspected of videotaping a young girl while she showered has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

Anthony L. Stallings, 45, was arrested and charged with producing obscene material of a person under the age of 17, said Sgt. Randy Christian, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

He said someone delivered the tape to the sheriff's office a couple of weeks ago and an investigation began. Stallings was arrested Wednesday and released on a $30,000 bond.

Christian, who spoke with the Birmingham News for a story in Saturday editions, said the girl in the video was 12 or 13-years-old. He said the video was made about two years ago.

"She's 15-years-old now and moved out of state," he said. "The victim was a family member."

Christian said the video showed the girl in the shower at a residence, but would not say if the tape was made at Stallings' residence in the Bessemer area.

Stallings worked out of Birmingham's south precinct. It is standard procedure to place officers on paid administrative leave when they have been accused of a crime.


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