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School Custodian Charged For Filming Girl's Locker Room
A school janitor in Indiana has been charged for hiding a camera inside a girl's locker room. On November 5, 2018, William Marrs, 36, was charged with felony child exploitation with intent to satisfy / arouse sex desires, obstruction of justice and voyeurism. Now free on bond, Mars is expected to make his first court appearance at 1:30 pm on Friday, November 9th.
According to a police affidavit, five female swimmers were using the locker room at Bloomington High School North on Thursday, November 1, 2018 when one of them discovered a concealed iPhone inside a trash bag full of towels in the corner of the room. Police say the phone was recording video through a hole punctured in the bag.
13-Year-Old Girls Left Vulnerable To Alleged Voyeur
Police say the girls, all around 13 years old, were in the school gym while practicing for the Brown County Elite Swim Club. They looked through the phone, finding pictures and videos of a young child, but none seemed to be inappropriate. The girls ultimately brought the phone to their coach, according to WTHR.
Meanwhile, a Bluetooth function on the iPhone alerted Marrs that it had been moved, so he began to search for the phone, eventually coming to the pool area, the affidavit continues. The swim coach turned the phone over to Marrs and called the police.
Marrs Admits To Placing Phone In Locker Room
Bloomington Police say that Marrs was "initially untruthful" upon questioning, telling police that his phone had been stolen and that he had deleted photos and videos that had been taken without his knowledge. He then "changed his story," admitting to having placed the phone in the locker room in order to record video. Marrs told law enforcement officials that it was the first time he had recorded anyone in the locker room. It remains unclear whether or not Marrs was actually able to record video of any girls undressing.
School Officials Implement New Policies To Prevent Abuse
Administrators from the Bloomington School District held a meeting for coaches, parents and students on November 8 to answer questions. Marrs has been suspended pending the resolution of the criminal charges against him. Police have confiscated a computer and hard drives from Marrs' home and are investigating whether he has other inappropriate videos.
School officials have already made a battery of changes in the wake of the voyeurism charges. Custodians who work in restrooms and locker rooms will now do so in pairs. Students have been told that if they see a janitor alone in a locker room, they should notify a teacher or administrator. Locker room doors will be outfitted with new locks and access card readers. Locker rooms and restrooms are being checked regularly through the course of the day.