Man Charged After Recording Device Found In Girls’ Hotel Room
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man is facing charges after a two girls found a recording device in their bathroom in a Pittsburgh hotel Wednesday night.
According to police, this incident happened at the Sheraton in the 300-block of West Station Square Drive.
The girls, ages 11 and 14, found the recording device while changing into their bathing suits in the bathroom. One of the girls called their mother to alert her to the situation.
The device appeared to be activated as it was blinking red.
At that time, the mother called hotel security to report the incident, who then called Pittsburgh Police.
The suspect has been identified as 58-year-old Louis Wilt, who is known to the family and had access to the girls’ room.
When confronted about the recording device, Wilt claimed it was, “only a listening device because he knew the girls were talking about boys and drinking alcohol and wanted to hear what they had to say.”
The recording device was described as a ”silver key ring with an attached key fob.”
Police say they linked Wilt to the recording device after records show he bought it from Amazon earlier this week.
Wilt is now facing invasion of privacy and sexual abuse of children charges.
Back in Wilt’s neighborhood, people are appalled.
“It’s just a small community,” said Betty Decker, of New Florence. “Everybody knows everybody, looks out for everybody, and its disturbing to know someone in the neighborhood would do something like that.”
Meanwhile, Sheraton Hotel General Manager Tom Hardy released a statement Thursday saying: “This is a troubling matter involving a guest and is in the capable hands of local law enforcement.”