Former Boonville teacher charged with recording girls in locker room

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BOONVILLE – A former southern Indiana middle school teacher is accused of secretly recording video of teenage girls at school and storing the footage on his computer.

Andrew Emmons, 31, faces voyeurism and attempted child exploitation charges following a four-month investigation.

According to court documents, Emmons recorded 13- and 14-year-old students, female faculty members and his wife with various recording devices, including one located in a locker room.

The Boonville Middle School teacher was arrested in September after a female faculty member discovered a recording device in a bathroom. That device was recording when police found it hidden in a shampoo bottle, court documents said. Recovered footage included images of Emmons setting up the device.

Emmons resigned in October. The school said it was in the process of firing him shortly before his resignation.

Investigators also said Emmons set up a separate recording device in the bathroom at his mother-in-law’s home that captured images of women.

According to court documents, Emmons took video of Boonville teachers and staff from August 2012 to September 2012 in a staff bathroom. The locker room footage was taken in September 2012. Video recording at Emmons’ mother-in-law’s residence took place between December 2010 and July 2012. Additional footage was also recorded between July 2012 and September 2012.

Emmons admitted to making the recordings, police said, and told investigators that they would find the footage on his computer. Police used the images to identify victims and notify them about the invasion of privacy.

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