Police have charged two Kentucky high school seniors with video voyeurism, alleging that one held a cellphone under a teacher’s dress, recorded a video and then posted it online.
Police say Eugene Cain and Devon Ewing, both 18, recorded the video at Doss High School in Louisville, reported WAVE3.com, the website for the NBC News affiliate in Louisville. The incident occurred Wednesday, according to WLKY-TV in Louisville.
Police say Ewing asked the teacher for help on an assignment and when she bent over, Cain held Ewing's cellphone under her dress and started recording video, WAVE3.com reported.
“One distracted the teacher in the classroom while the other one positioned himself to hold a camera with video capabilities underneath her skirt,” Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Col. Carl Yates told WLKY-TV.
Police say the two students later posted the video on YouTube and spread the word about where it could be found, WAVE3.com reported. A student alerted school officials, police say.
"They certainly violated this teacher, taking that cellphone video and posting it. It's very embarrassing for her. We are sorry it happened. But, the students have to serve the consequences for that and learn a lesson," Jefferson County Public Schools spokeswoman Lauren Roberts told WAVE3.com.
Sherry Powell has two children who attend Doss High School.
"As a parent, I have mixed emotions on it," WAVE3.com quoted Powell as saying. "Only in that the students were absolutely wrong. This is a very serious nature. It was very hurtful. The flip side to that is, I wish they could've taken care of it between the principal, the student, the teacher, the parents and got some type of very harsh accountability for such a serious thing."
If convicted of the felony offense, the students could face a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison.
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