Man accused of recording 8 girls showering on Myrtle Beach yacht - 'He violated our trust'

William Richard Hilliard III during a bond hearing Wednesday afternoon (WPDE)

A North Carolina man is facing multiple voyeurism charges based on accusations that he illegally recorded young girls who were showering on his yacht.

He was arrested earlier this week on a voyeurism charges and is now back in jail.

William Richard Hilliard III, 49, of Cherryville, N.C., was first arrested by Myrtle Beach police on Monday after he was accused of recording young girls who were showering on his yacht. He posted bond later that night.

Hilliard was arrested again on Tuesday at around 9 p.m. on seven additional voyeurism charges, according to online booking records. Those additional charges are based on the location the boat was in, according to testimony during the bond hearing Wednesday afternoon.

There were eight total victims listed on the initial report filed by Myrtle Beach police: Three 18-year-old girls, 20-year-old girl, a 19-year-old and three juveniles.

One of the victims said she was related to Hilliard.

Hilliard admitted to setting up an iPad in the bathroom of his yacht to secretly record the shower, according to an arrest warrant. The name of his yacht is "Yachts O' Troubles," the warrant states.

A judge set bond for Hilliard at $175,000, or $25,000 on each of the 7 new charges of voyeurism.

The judge also said that Hilliard will be monitored to ensure that he is not anywhere near the victims' homes or other places that they frequent.

The judge said that request was done for the victims' peace of mind and safety, since they live in the same community as Hilliard.

A number of victims and their family members spoke during the hearing, saying Hilliard violated their trust.

"This man is a sick man. He got all of us to trust that he was an honest man to find out he was pervert who videotaped younger women and girls," one of the victims said during the hearing. "This man is not safe for society."

Hilliard's lawyer, Russell Long, argued that Hilliard was not a danger to society or a flight risk.

He argued that Hilliard was willing to turn in his passport, but shouldn't be put on a GPS monitor.

"Been married 15 years, has two children a 9-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter," Long told the judge. "He has been very involved in the community there: volunteer work, baseball coaching, work at the YMCA and such."

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