Traveling preacher pleads guilty to peeping charges in Arkansas - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Traveling preacher pleads guilty to peeping charges in Arkansas

(WMC-TV) - An Olive Branch preacher charged with secretly spying on women in Mississippi and Arkansas pleaded guilty to some of the charges.

Sammy Nuckolls' alleged victims span three states, including Texas, Arkansas, and more than a dozen women in DeSoto County in Mississippi.

On April 3, Nuckolls pleaded guilty to committing video voyeurism during one of his revivals last October in Waldron, Arkansas.  He admitted he had been taping women using a camera disguised as an ink pen.

Nuckolls' five-year prison term was suspended.  He was ordered to serve five years probation and pay a $750 fine.

Nuckolls also pleaded guilty to the case against him in Gosnell, Arkansas.  There, he admitted to planting his video pen in a shaving kit and placing it in the bathroom of a church family who had offered him a place to stay.

In February, Nuckolls was indicted by a DeSoto County grand jury for the same crime against 13 victims.  He pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Nuckolls will have to register on the Arkansas sex offender registry and is forbidden to have any contact with his victims.  He is scheduled to go to trial in DeSoto County in late June, where his 13 victims have to come forward.

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