NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An investigation in A camera installed in a girls’ changing room revealed 60 victims As of Thursday afternoon, the Tennessee police said.
The GoPro camera, found hidden in a girls’ locker room and toilet at Premier Athletics, offering training in cheerleading, dancing and gymnastics, was checked by police after it was found last week. According to the police, 60 women, mostly minors, were recorded on camera. Two of the victims appear to have been partially stripped.
Detectives believe someone has been staging the camera intermittently to record videos in the toilet since September.
“Placing a camera in such a private place is a breach of trust in its most extreme form,” said Franklin Police Department spokesman Lt. Charles Warner. “This is terribly annoying for parents and their children and just as worrying for us. The department works diligently to protect sensitive images, help victims and their families deal with them, and prepare solid criminal proceedings for the courtroom.”
Working with facility management, detectives have identified 47 of the 60 victims and are in the process of notifying their parents. Detectives are working to identify the remaining 13 victims.
The girls’ changing room and toilet at the center of this investigation are located in the Premier Athletics Suite. There is currently no evidence that other toilets or private areas in the facility with multiple tenants have been compromised, police said.
Franklin Police Department detectives are investigating other evidence seized as part of the investigation and believe that several charges will be filed.
Once a suspect is formally charged, the Franklin Police Department will identify that person, the charge, the bail amount, and the court date.
Premier Athletics did not respond to a request for comment.
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