Man charged with photographing girl in bathroom stall at Harborplace

A 26-year-old man has been charged with reaching under a bathroom stall at a Harborplace pavilion and photographing or videotaping a teenage girl, according to Baltimore police.

The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. on April 17, and the suspect was arrested on Tuesday. Police identified him as David Joseph Knight, of the 1000 block of East Baltimore St., north of Little Italy and just east of downtown.

Earlier today, Maryland State Police said they arrested a man charged with photographing youngsters in rest stop rest rooms along I-95, and are searching for additional victims. Read that story here.

Knight has been charged with being a peeping tom, possessing and filming child pornography and photographing with a prurient intent. He is being held on $200,000 bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center. He pleaded guilty in June in Baltimore County Circuit Court to illegal possession of a firearm and was fined $200, according to court records.

A court charging document says that the victim was in the second-floor bathroom in the Pratt Street pavilion at the Inner Harbor when she noticed a "hand reaching from the adjacent stall into hers. The hand was holding a cellular telephone and appeared to be photographing or videotaping her."

The court document said the 15-year-old victim, said, "Who is that?" Police said a male voice responded, "Uhhh, just messing me with my phone."

Police said the girl pulled up her pants and ran from the restroom. Surveillance footage showed a man in his 20s with brown hair and wearing a white T-shirt, gray tennis shoes trimmed in orange with orange shoelaces running out moments later.

Police later identified the suspect as Knight.



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