High School IT Employee Arraigned Over Hidden Camera

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A former information technology specialist employed by Marshall (Mich.) Public Schools has been arraigned on charges that he secretly recorded men using a staff-only athletic department restroom.

Benjamin Robinson is out on bond having been charged with a single count of making or distributing videos of unclothed adults — a felony.

As reported by CBS affiliate WWMT, four male Marshall Public School employees were recorded, beginning in 2016. It is unclear how long the hidden cameras remained in the restroom, but detectives were contacted in October 2019 about a Marshall Public School IT employee who had inappropriate images on a device. A warrant was obtained to search Robinson’s phones, digital items, computers, all of the items found in his desk and his home. Detectives are reviewing text messages and other digital evidence seized in the search to see if Robinson sent the videos to anybody else.

“The video did show male subjects using the restroom," said Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton. "We contacted all four of the victims and only one of them wanted to follow through with pressing charges.

“We will continue to make sure there are no other victims out there. This is still an ongoing investigation until we are positive there are no other victims or recordings that were made in other locations."

Saxton emphasized that the staff-only nature of the restroom meant that only adults had been victimized. "No students at any time used that facility," he said.

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