Teen charged with filming 4-year-old boy using public bathroom pleads guilty


ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The teenager accused of illegally recording a 4-year-old using the bathroom at a Charlottesville-area restaurant and posting the video on social media pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old and his lawyer appeared in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Albemarle County, where a judge placed him on house arrest. He’s charged with unlawfully recording a child and reproducing a video involving a minor.

The teen suspect will remain on house arrest and under 24-hour supervision until his sentencing in July. 

Last week, 8News introduced you to the 4-year-old boy’s outraged parents, who reached out to 8News after discovering their 4-year-old child was illegally recorded in a public bathroom.

The video was filmed on Snapchat and posted online after circulating around the City of Charlottesville.

The 4-year-old shown the video was using the bathroom at a restaurant in Albemarle County when a teenager took out his cell phone and pushed record.

WATCH: Couple outraged after video of son using bathroom makes rounds on social media

 “To post it on social media as if it were something to be proud of and boast on was very upsetting,” the child’s father, Tristan Kabesa, said of the video, which shows a teenager holding a cell phone up to the bathroom mirror recording a child with his pants down standing at a urinal. 

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