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Virginia Drama Teacher Accused of Recording Students Undressing in School



    Teacher Accused of Filming Students Undressing Charged

    A former drama teacher in Northern Virginia is in jail accused of secretly recording students while they undressed. Police filed new charges against him Thursday. News4's Drew Wilder reports. (Published Thursday, June 20, 2019)

    A Virginia drama teacher previously accused of illegally filming his au pair and charged with child pornography also filmed girls "in various states of undress" inside a high school, Fairfax County police said.

    Police investigating accusations against Raphael Schklowsky, the former theater director at Herndon High School, combed through 3,500 videos and uncovered the filming inside the school, Maj. Ed O'Carroll said. At least 10 victims are identifiable in the videos, and police have positively identified nine of those victims, but they said there are dozens of victims whose faces can't be seen in the videos.

    "This is a huge, disappointing development, one that none of my detectives, the Fairfax County Police Department, the Fairfax County Public Schools, wanted to be as part of the outcome," O'Carroll said.

    Schklowsky hid cameras in rooms throughout the school to get video and photos of students undressing from May 2017 through June 2018, police said.

    Police: Drama Teacher Secretly Recorded Students Undressing

    [DC] Police: Former High School Drama Teacher Secretly Recorded Students Undressing

    Dozens of students were secretly recorded while they undressed at school. Fairfax County police revealed a former drama teacher hid recording devices all over Herndon High School. Raphael Schklowsky is already in jail on separate disturbing allegations. News4's Drew Wilder reports.

    (Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019)

    “When you drop your kids off at school — I have three in high school myself — you expect it to be a safe environment,” O’Carroll said.

    “This offender let us down, and he’ll be held accountable for that,” he added.

    Schklowsky is facing 10 new felony charges of unlawful creation of video or image of a minor.

    Schklowsky previously was charged with 20 felony counts of possession of child pornography, one felony account of unlawful filming and four misdemeanor counts of unlawful filming and held without bond.

    Police first arrested Schklowsky in early April. They said he hid cameras in the au pair’s room in the Reston home where he lives with his wife and two children.

    The au pair sent police a photo, and they went to the house with a search warrant.

    Virginia Drama Teacher Facing Child Pornography Charges

    [DC] Virginia Drama Teacher Facing Child Pornography Charges

    A Fairfax County teacher walked into his court hearing facing a handful of misdemeanors and walked out in handcuffs facing multiple felony charges. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver reports.

    (Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019)

    Detectives said they found one of the recording devices inside an air vent in the au pair’s bedroom. They seized a long list of electronics, including something called a smoke detector camera.

    When Schklowsky initially was charged with child pornography, Herndon High School said those charges were not related to any students or staff at the school.

    The ongoing investigation revealed there were in fact victims inside the school. 

    Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim or they know someone who may be a victim should call 703-246-7800.

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